Pau Gasol confirmed on Tuesday that he is no longer reliant on crutches.
The Lakers forward/center is currently sidelined with a foot injury (torn plantar fascia) suffered Feb. 8 in the Lakers 92-83 win over the Brooklyn Nets.
Gasol was declared out for a minimum of six to eight weeks. On Tuesday he tweeted his own status update:
Back in the training room this morning. Today it's 3 weeks since I injured my foot. Everyday is feeling better. Still no set date for return
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) February 26, 2013
The Lakers are currently 28-30 -- good for ninth place in the Western Conference. The team has 24 games left in the season.