Lakers’ Gasol has plantar fasciitis

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Updated: December 27, 2012

El Segundo, CA (Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Lakers announced All-Star
forward Pau Gasol has plantar fasciitis in his right foot, but is expected to
play through the injury.

An MRI revealed the inflammation on Thursday, just over a week after Gasol
returned from an eight-game absence while dealing with tendinitis in both of
his knees.

Despite the ailment, the Lakers’ Twitter feed stated Gasol is probable for
Friday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers.

The 32-year-old Spaniard played 29-plus minutes in each of the four games
since coming back, which included a 19-point, six-rebounds effort over 37
minutes in a loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday.

For the season, the 12-year veteran is averaging a career-low 12.6 points to
go with 8.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists over 21 games.