Monday, 7:30pm PST — As if the Lakers could afford to lose another man to injury, Pau Gasol has been diagnosed with a moderate strain of the flexor tendon of the big toe on his left foot.
Gasol’s status for tomorrow game against the Cleveland Cavaliers is officially a game time decision.
Prior to the injury, Gasol was playing some of his best basketball, averaging 24ppg, 11rpg, 5apg, and 3bpg in his last six games.
The latest injury may leave the Lakers with only eight healthy players available–one can not help but wonder if they seek additional help in the front court with the roster space they opened by waiving Shawne Williams a week ago.
Monday, 11:30am PST — The injuries continue to pile up for the Lakers, as Pau Gasol is scheduled to receive an MRI on his injured left foot Monday.
The injury came at an unspecified point during Friday night’s game against the Clippers. Depending on the severity of the results from the pending MRI, the Lakers may be down to just eight healthy bodies.
Although we are still at least two weeks away from Kobe Bryant and/or Steve Nash returning to the lineup, Laker Nation may get a small sign of relief today, as Xavier Henry is set to be re-evaluated.
The Lakers (14-23) could use all of the manpower possible, as they face the Cleveland Cavaliers (13-24) tomorrow night at STAPLES Center, before embarking on their dreaded seven game-in-twelve days Grammy road trip.
Update: Henry experienced some soreness in his right knee after running a few drills with the team on Monday. Henry has been officially ruled OUT for Tuesday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.