Marc Gasol will miss time with a broken foot.
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol will be out indefinitely with a broken right foot.
On Tuesday, tests revealed a mid-foot fracture which could sideline Gasol for the remainder of the season.
The funny thing is, no one seems to be sure of when Gasol actually suffered the injury.
This past weekend, Memphis head coach Dave Joerger acknowledged that Gasol was playing with an injury. Gasol started Monday night’s game against the Trailblazers (which Memphis lost 112-106 in overtime), but had to leave the game late in the first quarter.
Dave Joerger had this to say about the injury:
“It’s certainly not great for Marc and his family. I know he’s disappointed. It’s bad for our team. This is a tight bunch of dudes. They care about each other. It hurts everybody. Marc is a guy who lays it out there for his teammates and the fans. We’re going to fight, scratch and claw.”
The 7-1, 31-year-old center has been stuffing the stat-sheet averaging 16.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steals a game this season.
Marc Gasol had this to say after Saturday’s loss to the Mavericks:
“I have some issues, but you have to push through it. I’m never going to use not being 100 percent as an excuse. It’s just not me. I’m going to push through it and give whatever I have to my team. That’s how I’ve always been, and that’s how it’s going to be.”
Memphis is 30-22 this season which is good for 5th place in the Western Conference, 4.5 games ahead of the 9th place Portland Trailblazers.