Updates from Tuesday, Jan. 14
Mike Trudell of Lakers.com has an update on Pau Gasol's injured toe:
Pau Gasol (toe) participated in shootaround. He's officially a "game-time decision," but D'Antoni seemed optimistic Gasol will play.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 14, 2014
Trudell later reported that Gasol will play:
Pau Gasol will play tonight.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 15, 2014
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol injured his left foot during the 123-87 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, Jan. 10, and will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the damage, according to the team’s official Twitter account:
.@paugasol will undergo an MRI today after injuring his left foot against the Clippers on Friday night.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 13, 2014
Arash Markazi of ESPN.com added:
Pau Gasol has a moderate strain of the flexor tendon of the big toe of his left foot. He is a game-time decision for tomorrow night.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) January 14, 2014
Gasol has played in 34 games this season, averaging 15.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 30.8 minutes per contest.
Despite the Lakers currently boasting a 14-23 record that puts them fourth in Pacific Division, Gasol has been one of the few bright spots for the franchise.
With Kobe Bryant (knee) and Steve Nash (back) out of the lineup with long-term injuries, the Lakers have relied upon the veteran power forward as a workhorse.
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Depending on the severity of this injury, his trade value could be greatly impacted.
The Lakers host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, Jan. 14, and then pack their bags for a seven-game road trip.
No timetable has been released for Gasol's return.