Recommendation: And the hits keep coming for the Lakers. After injuring his foot in Tuesday's victory in Brooklyn, Gasol has a couple of options on the table. He can rehabilitate the foot, which brings with it a timetable of 6-to-8 weeks on the sidelines. On the other hand, he could also opt for surgery and 10-to-12 weeks away from the court, and along with it, a greater opportunity for a full recovery. In the meantime, Gasol will search out a second opinion, at which point we'll know his fate for the remainder of the season, but it appears as if we won't see him again until late March at the earliest. In his absence, Earl Clark and Antawn Jamison should help cover for a battered Lakers frontcourt devoid of Dwight Howard (shoulder) as well at the moment.
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