Injury Update: Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol spent a few minutes on Tuesday afternoon discussing the impact Dr. Jerry Buss had on the Lakers and what he meant to Gasol in particular, and then briefly addressed the injury to his right foot.

“It’s a thing you take one day at a time and you go with the symptoms and see how well and how quick your body is able to heal a certain injury,” said the Spaniard. “It varies from different individuals, so we’ve made a lot of group progress. I expect to get off crutches very soon and we’re on the right path. That’s all I know right now two weeks into the injury.”

Gasol hurt the foot at Brooklyn on Feb. 5, exactly two weeks ago, and was diagnosed with a tear of the plantar fascia that will keep him out roughly 4-6 more weeks.

Gasol said he hopes to return in the regular season, but is focused on the proverbial “One day at a time” mantra for now.