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Pau Gasol to undergo procedure to relieve tendonosis in both knees

May 8, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT

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Pau Gasol will undergo a procedure on aimed at relieving the tendonosis he’s been suffering from in both knees, the Lakers announced on Wednesday via official release.

A probe will be inserted into each knee, and will direct ultrasonic energy to eliminate scar tissue without damaging healthy tissue. The timetable for Gasol’s recovery will be announced one the procedure is complete.

There are many question marks in terms of how the Lakers’ roster will be constructed next season, and it’s unclear whether or not Gasol will be back with the team. L.A. may look to trade him for players who are a better fit for Mike D’Antoni’s system, or might even consider amnestying him, as crazy as that initially sounds.

A lot will depend on Dwight Howard, an unrestricted free agent who may or may not return to the Lakers.

Gasol missed a total of 33 games due to injury, and averaged 13.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 33.8 minutes per game this season.

  1. robertb655 - May 8, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Still won’t help his face

    • money2long - May 9, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      when he has 2 rings on his hand, he doesn’t care what you think about his face

  2. melkipershero - May 8, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Send him to Germany!

    • 00maltliquor - May 9, 2013 at 2:33 AM

      for the treatment i’m assuming, not to an euro team, right?

    • Foul Dwimmerlaik - May 9, 2013 at 6:30 AM

      Uhhh… Germany? Why? *smh*

      • fanofevilempire - May 9, 2013 at 9:54 AM

        to get the knee operation Kobe had and recommends to
        those in need.

      • Foul Dwimmerlaik - May 10, 2013 at 2:05 AM

        Thanks for the enlightenment, buddy. *kicks self in the glutes*

  3. losanginsight - May 8, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    It’s about time

  4. paulhargis53 - May 9, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    money: Who cares about rings won 4&5 years ago? Your team is 1-12 in its last 3 playoff series! Third best team in California. Next year is over before it starts too. Tell lakerluver to get lost too, he lost our bet.
    Signing off this way for my buddy malt,


  5. omniusprime - May 9, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    At least this should keep Pau from playing international ball this summer. Pau just can’t take the grind of playing basketball all year long, this procedure shows he has to dial it back in order to keep healthy for the important basketball – NBA.

    The Lakers need to keep Gasol and get rid of the real trash – Trash Nash and Steve Flake – the two most incompetent point guards to disgrace the purple and gold. Plus the Lakers ned to fire Dumbtoni or next season is a bust.

  6. bougin89 - May 9, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Oh great, now the T’Wolves will trade both Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio along with a first round pick for him.

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