UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

Pau Gasol off crutches but no date yet for return to Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol confirmed on Tuesday that he is off crutches, saying on Twitter that "everyday is feeling better" but still has no date set for his return. The Spaniard was sidelined Feb. 8 after being diagnosed with a torn plantar fascia. The initial timetable for his return was six to eight weeks, which would mean he would miss another 11 games if he missed the next three weeks.

Gasol is averaging a career low 13.4 points per game this season, adding 8.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.3 blocks in 36 appearances before going down with the injury.

The Lakers, currently 28-30, would miss the playoffs if the post-season began today; the team is currently seeded ninth in the Western Conference with 24 games remaining in the regular season. Kobe Bryant told our own Jack MacCallum in a story last week that it's not a question of whether the Lakers will make the playoffs, adding that the team will definitely make it in and that he has no fear of anyone.

https://twitter.com/paugasol/status/306473025757401088

More SI Wire

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again