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yojoe792
11-02-2009, 08:00 PM
Gasol underwent a sonogram that showed a possible tear in his right hamstring, and he is not expected to play on the team's upcoming two-game road trip, the Los Angeles Times reports.

In addition to the sonogram, Gasol had a more extensive MRI exam which could reveal more on Tuesday.


-Rotowire

:(

ShakeN'Bake
11-02-2009, 08:07 PM
Did the article give any kind of estimate? long is pretty vague.

Rome
11-02-2009, 08:07 PM
How long is long? Not good for Laker fans.

KB24PG16
11-02-2009, 08:09 PM
man... bad news

ManRam
11-02-2009, 08:11 PM
So basically all we know is he's out at least 2 games. Can't make a prediction considering we don't know the results of the test...

Rome
11-02-2009, 08:14 PM
Maybe we'll know more tomorrow. Sucks though

bigsams50
11-02-2009, 08:14 PM
It doesnt really matter as long as he's healthy for them when the playoffs start

DenButsu
11-02-2009, 08:16 PM
Unfortunate news. Hope it's not too serious. Always sucks to see any player get injured.

Luckily for the Lakers (using the word "luck" very loosely here :rolleyes: ), 17 of their first 21 games were scheduled as home games for them, so they can probably weather this storm just fine.

TheHoopsProphet
11-02-2009, 08:23 PM
If Lakers end up as no.1 seed in the west this season, the longer Pau is out, the higher the chance Kobe has getting back his MVP

Chronz
11-02-2009, 08:26 PM
That would be awesome if Gasol was removed from the equation. I know its going to come off snide but its true, Ill enjoy the league so much more if the Lakers werent so imposing. Their frontcourt supremacy is ridiculous when fully healthy. We havent even seen a fully healthy squad and in that span theyve won the west twice, and the chip once. SCARY

iggypop123
11-02-2009, 08:30 PM
Unfortunate news. Hope it's not too serious. Always sucks to see any player get injured.

Luckily for the Lakers (using the word "luck" very loosely here :rolleyes: ), 17 of their first 21 games were scheduled as home games for them, so they can probably weather this storm just fine.

staples center is busy. its going to happen every yr. grammys or somethign takes up room. when they play denver its not at home. and im sure its probably going to be a 2nd night of a back to back where elevation takes care of them

Highlight
11-02-2009, 08:33 PM
That would be awesome if Gasol was removed from the equation. I know its going to come off snide but its true, Ill enjoy the league so much more if the Lakers werent so imposing. Their frontcourt supremacy is ridiculous when fully healthy. We havent even seen a fully healthy squad and in that span theyve won the west twice, and the chip once. SCARY

Agreed.

It does suck that he is out, but I understand the point you are making. Many people were pretty certain LA would end up with the best record. Well in my opinion it's always been between (Los Angeles, San Antonio, Cleveland, Orlando, and Boston). No disrespect to any other team, but that's the way it looks in my eyes. Regardless, now it's making everything a bit more uncertain. And like you said, the Lakers won the west twice and a championship once, without even being 100 percent healthy.

At this point it looks like Boston could end up with the top seed with the way they are playing right now, but like the Lakers, injuries could make this season a bit more interesting.

Zefflin
11-02-2009, 08:44 PM
If Lakers end up as no.1 seed in the west this season, the longer Pau is out, the higher the chance Kobe has getting back his MVP

Haha, sad you're thinking about the MVP already, but it tis true.

Raps18-19 Champ
11-02-2009, 08:45 PM
Looks like I'm a lock to win 1 of my sig bets.

MiamiHeat
11-02-2009, 08:48 PM
^ it wasn't going to happen even if they had Gasol

Raps18-19 Champ
11-02-2009, 08:58 PM
^ it wasn't going to happen even if they had Gasol

I know.

But this just locks it up.

sofargone
11-02-2009, 09:50 PM
I know.

But this just locks it up.
lmao no team this season will win 70 games

Toenail Clipper
11-02-2009, 09:52 PM
Long = Less than one week

Wilson
11-02-2009, 09:55 PM
Looks like I'm a lock to win 1 of my sig bets.

It was a lock to begin with, the Lakers were never going to go for 70, whether they had the talent to or not.

Pau only has a slight tear, so he shouldn't miss more than four weeks. He should be back in December, which is plenty of time for him to be ready for the play-offs.

Raps18-19 Champ
11-02-2009, 09:59 PM
Either way, 2 of my 3 sig bets seem to be a lock.

The Bargnani one is on edge.

He got the points but the rebounds isn't there.

MiamiHeat
11-02-2009, 10:02 PM
Either way, 2 of my 3 sig bets seem to be a lock.

The Bargnani one is on edge.

He got the points but the rebounds isn't there.

yeah Andrea fails @ rebounding

Raps18-19 Champ
11-02-2009, 10:08 PM
yeah Andrea fails @ rebounding

Yea.

But he has been quite impressive for me so far though.

The_Mac22
11-02-2009, 10:23 PM
bummer

_KB24_
11-02-2009, 10:24 PM
I'm glad that if he will miss time, this would be the best scenario. We play 17 of our first 21 games at home, and we can still win every single one w/o him. This will hopefully finally encourage our players something to play for and fight to win. Get healthy soon Gasol!

Spurred1
11-02-2009, 10:27 PM
What exactly is the treatment for a hamstring tear?

ManRam
11-02-2009, 10:32 PM
What exactly is the treatment for a hamstring tear?

Rest, and lots of it. If it is severely torn, surgery is probably a necessity...and recovery is months. Slight tears heal over time...and usually don't take terribly long...probably a couple weeks.

Moral of the story...wait for the results of the sonogram.

Spurred1
11-02-2009, 10:34 PM
Rest, and lots of it. If it is severely torn, surgery is probably a necessity...and recovery is months. Slight tears heal over time...and usually don't take terribly long...probably a couple weeks.

Moral of the story...wait for the results of the sonogram.

What I figured. Well, he's already got a good start on the rest-so guess he may be resting just a little longer. No need to rush him and worsen it.
Hopefully, he won't need surgery, but if he does, Hellcrooner can be his nurse. ;)

Wilson
11-02-2009, 10:45 PM
Rest, and lots of it. If it is severely torn, surgery is probably a necessity...and recovery is months. Slight tears heal over time...and usually don't take terribly long...probably a couple weeks.

Moral of the story...wait for the results of the sonogram.

Sounds about right. It's a pretty similar injury that Troy Polamalu of the Steelers had earlier this year. He just rested for a few weeks, and eased back into practice. Pau should be fine.


What I figured. Well, he's already got a good start on the rest-so guess he may be resting just a little longer. No need to rush him and worsen it.
Hopefully, he won't need surgery, but if he does, Hellcrooner can be his nurse. ;)

:laugh: :laugh: I'm thinking Kathy Bates in Misery...

Spurred1
11-02-2009, 10:54 PM
Sounds about right. It's a pretty similar injury that Troy Polamalu of the Steelers had earlier this year. He just rested for a few weeks, and eased back into practice. Pau should be fine.



:laugh: :laugh: I'm thinking Kathy Bates in Misery...

:clap: Very funny...but as long as HC doesn't wield a sledgehammer...:speechless:

Wilson
11-02-2009, 10:59 PM
:clap: Very funny...but as long as HC doesn't wield a sledgehammer...:speechless:

:laugh2: :laugh2:

24/7
11-02-2009, 11:12 PM
well, i dont think 70 wins will happen if pau doesn't come back soon...

but when pau comes back, id like to see a 34-game win streak...

they are still the 2nd best team in the leauge without their second best player... if we had pau, we would go 75-7.

soundjunkies2
11-02-2009, 11:22 PM
As long as he is healthy for the playoffs.

ManRam
11-02-2009, 11:24 PM
well, i dont think 70 wins will happen if pau doesn't come back soon...

but when pau comes back, id like to see a 34-game win streak...

they are still the 2nd best team in the leauge without their second best player... if we had pau, we would go 75-7.

Haha. :facepalm:

rjvacad
11-02-2009, 11:25 PM
Better now than later, but I see the Lakers still holding their own.

Slimsim
11-02-2009, 11:42 PM
its funny how after a big man win his ring he find himself injured at the beginning of the new season

Fool
11-02-2009, 11:48 PM
-sigh- , haha. Hopefully not TOO long.

Wilson
11-02-2009, 11:50 PM
its funny how after a big man win his ring he find himself injured at the beginning of the new season

:confused:

Spurred1
11-02-2009, 11:51 PM
Do all big men go on hiatus after winning their rings? Is that what that guy's implying?

Wilson
11-02-2009, 11:55 PM
Do all big men go on hiatus after winning their rings? Is that what that guy's implying?

:shrug:

Spurred1
11-02-2009, 11:56 PM
^nvm-It really isn't worth anyone's time to speculate over a poorly written post.

Litchris12
11-03-2009, 12:29 AM
im not worried to much. its the begining of the season. id rather him miss time now than later.....the lakers are gonna be alright...they have kobe bryant and ron artest

FOBolous
11-03-2009, 12:51 AM
this sucks. i have him on one of my fantasy teams

lakerssssssss
11-03-2009, 01:04 AM
I hate misleading titles. It does not say anywhere that Gasol will be out a long time. Stop making things up.

Raps18-19 Champ
11-03-2009, 05:30 PM
I hate misleading titles. It does not say anywhere that Gasol will be out a long time. Stop making things up.

It doesn't say he will be out.

It says he MAY be out.

He tore his hamstring. That could take up a month which is equal to 15 games.

Pretty long if you as me.

Hawkeye15
11-03-2009, 05:49 PM
luckily for the Lakers, the Spurs aren't in the mindset to win 60 games, they just want to be healthy come playoffs. Denver will be aggressive, but the lakers only concern remains being healthy come playoffs. If they are, can anyone make a valid argument why they aren't the favorites to represent the west in the finals? I mean, sure, on paper, a healthy Spurs team, and maybe Denver, can knock them off. But they are still favorites until proven otherwise.

ko8e24
11-03-2009, 05:53 PM
as long as he's healthy in june, that's all i care about. Good luck to you Mr. Gasol :) Heal quick, can't repeat without ya Big Spaniard

TheMicrowave
11-03-2009, 06:16 PM
The only question that really matters is this guy going to be ready before the season is over? Lakers will make the playoffs without. They won't win a ring without him though. They could make it to the finals though.

Tony_Starks
11-03-2009, 06:48 PM
He can take as long as he needs to rehab, Lakers are stacked. All this means is LO gets more burn as a starter where he does very well.

Drew2317
11-03-2009, 07:09 PM
The article said slight tear, with no mention of this so called "long" time for recovery.

Zefflin
11-03-2009, 07:11 PM
^^ The thread creator must be a Boston fan.

bigsams50
11-03-2009, 07:20 PM
^ i think he's a lakers fan, kobe's in his sig

shyfly24
11-03-2009, 07:29 PM
people always give kobe credit
witout gasol they would've never won a championship

Zefflin
11-03-2009, 07:41 PM
It's a team effort buddy...even Fish helped....

ragee
11-03-2009, 07:42 PM
It really doesn't matter unless he will miss a playoff as well... The Lakers are doing fine without him so far... How long is long anyway? I sure hope it is not serious because if any of my teams beat them in the playoffs, I want the Lakers in full strength! :D

bigsams50
11-03-2009, 07:43 PM
It's a team effort buddy...even Fish helped....

Exactly, everyone needs someone else to win a title