Talking briefly in the Lakers locker room before his teammates took on the Sacramento Kings, Pau Gasol said the recent soreness in his recovering foot was not a significant setback.
Gasol tore the plantar fascia in his right foot on Feb. 5 during a game against Brooklyn. The Lakers estimated his recovery would take a minimum of six to eight weeks.
After ramping up his activity with hopes of returning by Tuesday, Gasol felt enough pain in his foot to see a specialist, (Dr. Kenneth Jung.
"He said it's to be expected as you raise the intensity, the amount you're putting on the foot is going to create a little soreness," said Gasol. "It's a pretty normal reaction from the injury that I had."