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Pau Gasol To Miss 6-8 Weeks

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Los Angeles Lakers star centre Pau Gasol won’t need surgery on his injured foot and coach Mike D’Antoni says he expects him back soon.

The Spaniard is likely to be out for a minimum of six to eight weeks, with a torn plantar fascia in his right foot.

“He’s fine. He’s on crutches and he’ll probably be there for a while but we’ll get him back as soon as we can,” D’Antoni said.

The Lakers latest injury blow is a concern, after problems to Dwight Howard and Steve Nash already this season. However, star man Kobe Bryant admitted Gasol was a player who is tough to replace.

“Every time we’re playing well, we find a rhythm of how we want to go about things, it seems like we get hit with another injury,” said Bryant.

“Now we need to find another way to go about it. It’s a moving target right now.”

He added: “I know the significance of Pau being out. A lot of people don’t really understand but I understand the significance of it.”