MRI shows tear in Gasol's right foot

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange


Results from an MRI test Wednesday in Boston show that Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol has a tear of the plantar fascia in his right foot.
ESPN.com reported that the team fears Gasol could be lost for four to six weeks, while CBSSports.com wrote that Gasol would miss at least six weeks.
Gasol was injured Tuesday night during the Lakers' 92-83 victory over the Nets in Brooklyn.
The results were to be sent to Lakers team doctors for further analysis. Gasol is scheduled to return to Los Angeles on Thursday to be examined by team doctor Steve Lombardo and foot specialist Kenneth Jung.
An update on the severity of the injury, as well as a timetable of how long Gasol will be out and when he may return, will be issued following Thursday's examination, team officials said.
Gasol, 32, is averaging 13.4 points and eight rebounds this season. He missed five games in January after sustaining a concussion, and tendinitis in both knees cost him eight games in December.