Lakers' Pau Gasol expected to be out 2 weeks with groin injury

Wednesday February 5th, 2014

Pau Gasol will not miss significant time. (Noah Graham/Getty Images) Pau Gasol is averaging 17 points and 10.2 rebounds this season for the Lakers. (Noah Graham/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol will be out for a "couple of weeks" with a groin strain, Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni said Tuesday, via the Los Angeles Times.

Gasol, 33, will be evaluated again near the All-Star break, D'Antoni said. He aggravated the injury in a loss to the Charlotte Bobcats last week.

Gasol averaged 20.8 points and 11.9 rebounds last month and was originally supposed to miss three games with the injury. He revealed that he had platelet-rich plasma therapy recently to help him heal quicker.

DOLLINGER: Lakers 29th in this week's NBA Power Rankings 

He continues to be the subject of trade rumors with the Phoenix Suns. The NBA's trade deadline is F eb. 20.
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