|Nov. 25 4:02 PM PT5:02 PM MT6:02 PM CT7:02 PM ET0:02 GMT8:02 5:02 PM MST7:02 PM EST4:02 UAE (+1)01:0219:02 ET6:02 PM CT22:02 - Gasol says he will have to be off his sprained left knee for three to four weeks before he can begin rehab.
Analysis: Gasol sustained a grade two sprain of the medial collateral ligament in a game against San Antonio on Friday night. He said Monday that he will try to fast-track his return but there is no timetable until the team sees how he responds to treatment. Some estimates have Gasol missing as much as two months. Kosta Koufos, obtained in an offseason trade with the Nuggets is expected to fill most of Gasol's minutes.
|Nov. 22 5:45 PM PT6:45 PM MT7:45 PM CT8:45 PM ET1:45 GMT9:45 6:45 PM MST8:45 PM EST5:45 UAE (+1)02:4520:45 ET7:45 PM CT23:45 - Gasol has a left knee sprain that won't require surgery, but the reigning NBA defensive player of the year will be out indefinitely. The team announced the sprain of his MCL after an MRI on Saturday.
Analysis: Gasol suffered the injury early in the second quarter of Friday night's loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Replays indicated there was little if any contact before Gasol grabbed his knee under the Spurs' basket. He went to the Memphis locker room and did not return.