Gasol continues recovery from injury and is back on his feet.
Los Angeles Lakers’ star Pau Gasol confirmed on Tuesday that he is no longer reliant on crutches as he steps up his recovery from a foot injury.
The Spaniard has been ruled out of action since the game against the Brooklyn Nets back on February 8, a game which the Lakers went on to win, having been sidelined by a torn plantar fascia.
The initial prognosis was that Gasol would miss a minimum six to eight weeks, and he provided his fans with an update on Twitter which suggests he is on course to make a steady recovery.
“Back in the training room this morning. Today it’s 3 weeks since I injured my foot. Every day is feeling better. Still no set date for return.”
The blow of Gasol’s absence has been softened by Kobe Bryant’s hot scoring streak, while there has also been extended playing minutes for the likes of Earl Clark, Antawn Jamison and Metta World Peace.
With Gasol ruled out for at least another three weeks, the Lakers will be hoping to continue to improve on their 28-30 record as they battle for a place in the Western Conference play-offs.
With 24 games left in the season, the Lakers big man could potentially miss the next 11 games before returning for crunch time, with the picture becoming a lot clearer as to whether there will be a post-season for the Lakers.