Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – The injury-depleted Los Angeles Lakers face another potential player loss after Pau Gasol underwent an MRI on his sore left foot.
According to the team, results of Gasol’s MRI are expected sometime Monday afternoon. He sustained the injury in Friday’s 123-87 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
A 13-year veteran, Gasol is averaging 15.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and shooting a career-low 44.8 percent from the floor this season.
With Gasol out of Monday’s practice, the Lakers were down to eight healthy players for the session.
Lakers assistant coach Mark Madsen and video coordinator J.J. Outlaw were forced to suit up to give the team enough bodies for a 5-on-5 game.
Xavier Henry, who underwent an individual on-court workout Sunday for the first time since suffering a bone bruise in his right knee on Dec. 29, did not practice Monday.
He was originally scheduled to have his knee re-evaluated Monday, but that examination has been pushed to Tuesday, according to the Lakers. The Lakers host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.
Henry is officially out for the Cavs game, according to the team, no matter what comes of his examination by Lakers doctor Steve Lombardo Tuesday.
The Lakers have lost 10 of their last 11 games and are currently 7.5 games behind the Dallas Mavericks for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.