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Gasol hoping Madrid 2020 bid comes good in home stretch

By Julian Linden BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - After more than a decade in the NBA, Pau Gasol knows better than most that it is what you do in the final stretch that makes the difference between winning and losing. Now the Spaniard is applying the same lessons he has learnt on the basketball court to the high-stakes world of Olympic diplomacy in his role as an official spokesman for Madrid's bid to host the 2020 Summer Games.

NBA: Gasol out at least six weeks

Los Angeles Lakers all-star forward Pau Gasol, who suffered a tear on the bottom of his right foot, will be out at least six weeks, the National Basketball Association team said Thursday. Gasol flew back to Los Angeles, where he was examined on Thursday by team doctors and a foot specialist who diagnosed him with a torn plantar fascia -- the tissue under the arch of the foot. "Gasol is expected to be out a minimum of 6-8 weeks," Lakers spokesman John Black said in a statement.

NBA-Lakers' Gasol out at least 6-8 weeks with foot injury

Feb 7 (Reuters) - The injury-hit Los Angeles Lakers were dealt another major blow on Thursday with the news that forward Pau Gasol is expected to be sidelined for at least six to eight weeks with a foot injury. Gasol sustained the injury during the Lakers' 92-83 victory over the Nets in Brooklyn on Tuesday and was brought back to Los Angeles to consult a foot specialist who diagnosed the Spaniard with a tear of the plantar fascia in his right foot, the team said in a statement.

NBA-Lakers' Gasol out indefinitely with foot injury

LOS ANGELES, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol has been sidelined indefinitely after sustaining a tear in his right foot, his team said on Wednesday. Gasol was injured during the Lakers' victory over Brooklyn on Tuesday and received scans which confirmed an injury serious enough to keep him off court for a while. Los Angeles has not given a specific timetable on his return and the 7-foot (2.13m) Spaniard will meet with team doctors on Thursday to sketch out a plan for his recuperation.
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