Injury Update: Pau Gasol

Lakers Injury Report sponsored by UCLA Health SystemLakers center/forward Pau Gasol did his first extensive on-court basketball work on Tuesday morning at the team’s shootaround in advance of the evening’s contest against Orlando.

The plan for Gasol is to go through a similar work out on Wednesday in Atlanta, and if all goes well, do some on-court running on Thursday in Indiana, the third and final stop on the current road trip. Assistant coach Darvin Ham put him through the work out, from which Gasol suffered no setbacks to the torn plantar fascia he originally suffered at Brooklyn on Feb. 5.

The initial prognosis for when he might return was listed as six to eight weeks from the original date, and he’ll hit the six-week mark on Tuesday. The 7-footer will continue to be evaluated on a daily basis; no date has yet been set for a possible return to the court.