Pau Gasol has shed his crutches after undergoing "FAST technique" procedures on both knees on May 9.
Today it's been 3 weeks since the procedure done to knees. I'm finally off the crutches!! #lookingahead
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) May 30, 2013
The procedure involved inserting a probe into Gasol's knees while using directed ultrasound waves to remove degenerated tissue in his patellar tendons.
The Lakers forward/center struggled with knee pain throughout the season. Gasol is also scheduled to receive stem cell injections to help stimulate the regeneration of tissue in his knees.
Gasol is expected to be out of action for 12 weeks from the initial procedure. He should be able resume basketball activities in nine weeks (early August).