Pau Gasol Injury: Updates on Lakers Forward’s Groin and Return

Updates from Tuesday, Feb. 4

Mark Medina of the LA Daily News reports Pau Gasol is expected to miss two weeks with a strained groin:

Updates from Saturday, Feb. 1

The Lakers announced Pau Gasol's MRI revealed a strained groin that will cause him to be out at least a week:

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The Los Angeles Lakers may have a hard time getting sympathy from other squads around the NBA with all those banners hanging in the Staples Center, but they cannot catch a break in the 2013-14 season.

Pau Gasol, who has been the one consistent bright spot this year for Los Angeles, will be getting an MRI per Serena Winters of Lakers Nation:

Kevin Ding, who is the Lakers and NBA national columnist at Bleacher Report, points out that there really isn’t just one specific moment that Gasol can trace the injury back to:

If Gasol’s quote to Ramona Shelburne of is any indication, Los Angeles could be without its big man for a while:

Gasol played in the Jan. 31 game against the Charlotte Bobcats and was his usual productive self with 24 points, nine rebounds and two blocks. On the season, Gasol is posting nightly averages of 16.9 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.44 blocks on a Lakers squad that is ravaged by injuries.

Considering the next-to-zero playoff chances the Lakers have at this point, it would probably be best for both Gasol and the organization that he takes as much time as needed to heal the injury.

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