Los Angeles Lakers Power Forward Pau Gasol Injured Overseas

By Matt Wagner

Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol was injured overseas at EuroBasket, as he did not participate in Spain’s 65-57 defeat at the hands of Turkey on Monday.

Gasol was inflicted with a minor ankle sprain at the tournament, although Spain’s head coach, Sergio Scariolo said that Gasol is “day-to day,” and is “having treatment and the doctors will assess him before the second round begins.” This statement implies that Scariolo expects the Spainard and Laker to play in his country’s next contest.

Despite Gasol’s injury, this should not be a major concern for the Lakers, however, it exposes the risk of overseas play during the NBA lockout, which is now in the midst of its third month.

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