Gasol May Have Torn Hamstring


pauLast night, as my 12-week-old son and I cringed through the Clippers/T-Wolves game in standard definition, I heard the news I’ve been dreading:  Pau Gasol’s injury is possibly more than the fans thought.  We were led to believe that he was day-to-day and his return was imminent.  Pending the results of an MRI later today, we are now being told that there is a chance he has a tear in his hamstring.

Of all of the nightmare scenarios for players to get injured, I’d have to rank Pau as #2 behind only Kobe.  We have proven we can play and win with an injured bynum.  I’m confident we could muster through without a healthy Lamar for a decent period of time.  Anyone else could be cover-able- at least in the short-term.  But Pau- well let’s just say that the Lakers haven’t lost three straight since acquiring him for a reason.

Let’s hope for some good news later today that has something other than “Out for ___ weeks” in the prognosis.