Gasol listed as day-to-day after MRI exam reveals bone bruise in knee
It didn't seem like Pau Gasol was hurting too much.
He even tried to hide a smile as a couple dozen media members quickly descended upon him Monday after Lakers' practice. Yes, it was that big of a deal to see how his right knee was feeling.
An MRI exam Monday afternoon showed that Gasol had sustained a bone bruise in the knee. He is listed as day-to-day. The Lakers play Utah on Tuesday at Staples Center.
Gasol’s right knee buckled Sunday against Denver after an off-balance landing when he was fouled by Nene. Gasol went to the locker room for a few minutes before returning to the game.
"I feel actually a little better than I did [Sunday] night, which is a good sign," Gasol said Monday before knowing the results of the exam.
Photo: Lakers Pau Gasol grabs his knee after being fouled by Nuggtes Nene at the Staples Center April 3, 2011. Gasol returned to the game. Credit: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times