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Pau Gasol diagnosed with vertigo, likely to miss Knicks game

Mar 24, 2014, 8:56 PM EDT

Pau Gasol, Ryan Kelley, Kevin Durant

Pau Gasol left the Lakers’ win over the Magic on Sunday due to dizziness and nausea, and after spending the night in a hospital, his illness has been identified.

Associated Press:

Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol has been diagnosed with vertigo.

He spent the night in a hospital, but the Lakers said an MRI of his head was normal.

Gasol will be re-examined Tuesday, but likely won’t play against the Knicks.

Tyler Hansbrough also suffered from vertigo during the 2009-10 season, and he’s still playing just fine. I doubt this seriously sets back Gasol.

But with winnable games against the Knicks and Bucks upcoming, Gasol returning quickly could seriously set back the Lakers’ tanking efforts. I suspect the Lakers will be fine with Gasol taking his time.

  1. bballhistorian - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    Lakers been hit with the Injury curse since Jerry Buss died.

  2. jamesmfitzpatrick - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Uno, dos, tres, catorce…

  3. eugenesaxe1 - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Better than being diagnosed with The Birds.

  4. sportsfan18 - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Pau, your stock is dropping quickly…

    Don’t see how you get much money on your next contract…

    These past two seasons for you have been dreadful…

    You are a very good player and had some wonderful seasons… you’re young enough to still contribute, I hope you pull out of whatever is going on…

    Other than your rookie season, your PER has been above 20 every yr of your career, except for last yr and this yr…

    your rookie yr PER was 19.5 which is outstanding for a rookie…

    then 10 consecutive yrs at 20 or above for your PER…

    now two consecutive seasons below 20 for a PER…

    are you on your downside of your career? or do you have some good ball left?

    you’re 33 right now. Dirk is 35 and his PER this yr is like 23 something… after dipping down below 20 last season due to his knee injury.

    but he got healthy and is back to being Dirk.

    you’ve been injured and misused… are you going to bounce back?

    good luck Pau…

  5. nokoolaidcowboy - Mar 25, 2014 at 7:00 AM

    Vertigo for someone 7 feet tall? Do little people ever get this?

  6. gmpunk75 - Mar 25, 2014 at 7:48 AM

    Translation!! Tanking is in full effect mode

  7. billtetley53 - Mar 25, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Eugene: Nice Hitchcock reference!

  8. favrewillplay4ever - Mar 25, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    More like diagnosed with completely irrelevant without Kobe there to make him look better.

    But then again, that would be the entire Lakers team.

  9. Professor Fate - Mar 25, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    For Lakers fans: A good read about how the FO is shaking out going forward at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2003567-jeanie-buss-has-supreme-power-to-change-the-lakers-what-will-she-do-and-when

  10. mnsadsportsfan - Mar 25, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Really I thought it was this team stinks and Spain is awful nice this time of year.

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