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Pau Gasol Injury Just A Bone Bruise; Laker Listed As Day-To-Day

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Pau Gasol Listed As Day-To-Day With Bone Bruise In Knee

Pau Gasol briefly left Sunday's Los Angeles Lakers game against the Denver Nuggets after falling awkwardly, with his right knee appearing to be hyperextended. Gasol returned to the game after a brief visit to the lockerroom, but postgame swelling and soreness led to a Monday MRI. David Lassen of the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that Gasol suffered a bone bruise, and has been listed as day-to-day.

Andrew Bynum is also a little banged up, having knocked knees with Lamar Odom in the Denver game. The Lakers play Tuesday against the Utah Jazz, a team L.A. beat by 11 in Salt Lake City last Friday. Only six regular season games remain for the two-time defending champs, who will open their run for a third straight NBA title in about 10 days.

The Lakers are trying to catch the San Antonio Spurs for the No. 1 seed in the West. The Spurs are 2.5 games ahead. The teams play on April 12.

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Pau Gasol Injury Leads To MRI, But Lakers Aren't Worried

Pau Gasol will have an MRI on his right knee after suffering an injury in the Los Angeles Lakers' Sunday loss to the Denver Nuggets. Gasol went down in the third quarter after being fouled by Nene; the forward's right foot was caught beneath, leading to an apparent hyperextension of Pau's right knee.


Gasol went to the bench before leaving for the lockerroom. But he did return to action without his knee wrapped. He played another 11 minutes. Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register reports that while Gasol said he had some swelling and soreness in the knee after the game, the Lakers are not worried that there is serious damage. Gasol hasn't missed any games this season.

He scored 16 points and had 12 rebounds in the loss to Denver. He and Lamar Odom failed to box out Kenyon Martin on a game-clinching offensive rebound putback off of a missed Nene free throw with 15 seconds left.

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