Pau Gasol injury: Lakers forward out at least six weeks

Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol will miss at least six weeks after being diagnosed with a partially torn plantar fascia.

The Los Angeles Lakers will be without Pau Gasol for at least six weeks as he recovers from a partially-torn fascia, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

The team confirmed the injury, adding that Gasol will return to Los Angeles to seek advice by the team doctor and a specialist.

Berger further reports that Gasol could have several options in recovering from the injury suffered in a win against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night. He could rehab the injury in what could take six to eight weeks, or the Lakers forward could opt for surgery and miss 10-12 weeks of time, according to Berger.

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Gasol had an MRI in Boston on Wednesday, and Berger reports that he'll seek a second opinion from doctors in the coming days.

Gasol had been playing well as a starter in place of Dwight Howard, who is dealing with a nagging shoulder problem. Missing both for the Lakers, winners in four of their last five, could doom them. The Lakers are 3.5 games out of the eighth and final playoff spot.

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