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Pau Gasol day-to-day with a bone bruise

Posted on: April 4, 2011 9:00 pm
Pau Gasol's injury not serious, as he's listed day-to-day. 
Posted by Matt Moore

This is the spring of close-calls, injury wise, for contenders. The Celtics dodged a bullet when Nenad Krstic was diagnosed with a bone bruise and no tear, and then Shaquille O'Neal managed not to go down with an Achilles' injury and just a calf strain. And now the Lakers have their own injury to be... thankful for? 

The Lakers announced Monday afternoon that an MRI on Pau Gasol's leg (injured Sunday in a loss to Denver) revealed a bone bruise, nothing more. He's listed as day-to-day. 

When Gasol came down wrong against the Nuggets, Lakers' fans seasons flashed before their eyes. It served as a reminder that getting homecourt advantage in the West is nice, but making sure the team is healthy once the second season begins is paramount. Losing Gasol would scuttle the Lakers' title hopes barring a miraculous run. That isn't to say the Lakers would be completely out of it because, well, they're loaded, but it would be significantly more of a challenge. That's what Gasol means to them. 

The Lakers should take the most precautionary approach possible with Gasol, and the rest of the Lakers' starters. There's just no reason to risk an MRI that wouldn't come back as gently when the Lakers know they can win on the road. There's a balance to be struck. Somehow, it's easy to think no matter what the Lakers decide to do, it'll work out right. That's kind of the pattern for them.

Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2011 10:15 am

Pau Gasol day-to-day with a bone bruise

dshhammond:  That Ch46-Ne10 troll is nothing but a hating tool.  He is everything that is wrong with stupid people being allowed to use a computer.  He ends every post with how great it is to be a Celtic fan.  Yeah, I guess it is great to have JOneal, SOneal, and Krstic playing center for your team.  The guy is a joke.

Since: Jun 19, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2011 8:08 am

Pau Gasol day-to-day with a bone bruise

You Laker haters are amazing.  Wishing and hoping the Lakeshow has a signifigant injury.  Is that what it has come to?  I guess so.  Typical Celtic fan, try to come up with an excuse and reason you won't win the championship.  We all know you can't beat us in a series and for the record, the " injury Gods " cannot help you either.  Lakers 3-peat!!!!!!

Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2011 2:36 am

Pau Gasol day-to-day with a bone bruise

Best case scenario is that this injury lingers into the playoffs. The Lakers have been pretty lucky so far this season with regards to any serious injuries. With the exception of at the start of the season when Playboy Bunny Bynum  was out., their starters haven't missed much time. Isn't Bynum due for another knee injury? I mean, it's been  months since he suffered his last one. Boy-oh-boy, is it great being a Celtics' fan!

Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2011 10:47 pm

Pau Gasol day-to-day with a bone bruise

Home court or bust.  Why should the Lakers be immune to injuries?  The Spurs lost Duncan for some time, the Mavs lost Nowitzki, the Hornets lost West for the season and Joakim Noah has been fighting an ankle injury.  All the contenders have had big man injury issues.

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