MRI exam reveals a moderate sprain that will keep him out of Sunday’s contest against the Rockets and likely the rest of the games on the road trip. Gasol said he hoped to miss only two weeks after sitting out that long when he sustained a sprained left ankle in training camp that produced “similar pain, a similar reaction.”

L.A. Times: Pau Gasol will be out indefinitely because of a moderately sprained left ankle, leaving the Lakers without a true post presence as they pursue one of the top spots in the Western Conference.

Gasol was hurt Friday against New Orleans after landing on Vladimir Radmanovic’s foot while cutting through the lane early in the first quarter.

“He’s out for sure for the Houston game, most likely out for the rest of the trip, but we don’t really want to say that for sure,” Lakers spokesman John Black said today. “He’ll be reevaluated in two or three days. It’s not great, but it’s not horrible.”

The Lakers (45-20) play Houston on Sunday, Dallas on Tuesday and Utah on Thursday before returning home to play Seattle on Friday.

X-rays taken after the game of Gasol’s ankle were negative, and an MRI exam today at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston revealed a moderate sprain.

Gasol said he hoped to miss only two weeks after sitting out that long when he sustained a sprained left ankle in training camp that produced “similar pain, a similar reaction,” he said.

Ronny Turiaf, who is listed at 6-foot-10, will start at center as the Lakers change their offense to more of a “small-ball” scheme.

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  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    good news, just read on http://www.paugasol.com that the sprain is not severe and he will miss just a week or LESS, the site is in spanish, and they actualized it like 45 minutes ago…

  • Sako

    tell us something we dont know

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    really im saying the truth… pau will not be out for more than a week…

  • kb24

    Wow its says he might be back before the Friday game vs Seattle !!! Good news !!!

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    yeah, im very happy, if we end this trip 2-2 it will be great then have pau, then mihm, then bynum, the ariza , and then THE CHAMPIONSHIP…

  • lakers4life

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    it doesnt say he’ll play against seattle, it says were back home against them

  • http://lakers.com k0be da 1 andonly

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    No it says he might be in Uniform on Fri.

  • lakerz

    it would be great if he comes back in less than a week.

  • ryguy2303

    This is exactly why we should let Vlad go skiing during All-Star Weekend..

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    damn, you guys always have someone to blame, when bynum came down, everybody was blaming lamar, now vlad,

    understand it, its part of the game..

  • kobe11kanobe305

    “not horrible but not great either”. wasn’t that the same line they used for Andrew’s injury…. DING DING dING!!!!

  • MILO

    We need Bynum back asap!!!

  • lakerz

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    yeah your always right

  • as1084

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    yea it is part of the game. but u gotta admit its more than a coinsidence. every single injury has come from landing on a teammates foot. every single one! i have never seen that happen before. crazy.

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    really? its going to be crappy if he can come back in a week. haha just screwing with ya.

  • lakerz