Looks like Pau might need more time to return to the Lakers lineup.
L.A. Times: Day by day, Pau Gasol has made improvements from a hamstring injury to the point where he has been cleared to resume basketball-related activities.
But his return for a basketball game with the Lakers remains uncertain.
Gasol took an MRI exam Monday that revealed he had a strained right hamstring and not a slight tear that showed up on the sonogram he also took. The MRI is a more sophisticated examination.
The Lakers also sent the MRI results to Gasol’s personal physician in Spain.
“The results of the MRI were promising and positive,” Gasol said Wednesday night. “So that gives me a little bit of hope that I’ll be back soon. I just hope that I can increase the level of work that I’m doing right now until I feel good about it and my hamstring responds well.”
Gasol said he hopes to practice today.
But as far as playing Friday night when the Lakers host the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center, Gasol shot that down.
“I’m far from playing on Friday,” he said.