Marc Gasol has been ruled out indefinitely with a broken right foot. Spaniard Gasol is currently in the first year of a five-year, $110 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Center Gasol is a pivotal player in the Grizzlies’ line-up. The team issued a statement on his injury.
“Marc is a cornerstone of our franchise, and we are focused on getting him healthy,” Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said to press. “Marc will be out indefinitely and a further update will be provided after the All-Star Break.”
Gasol scored 11 points during the overtime loss to Portland Trail Blazers on Monday. It’s unknown when he sustained the injury, reports ESPN. Gasol left at the end of the first quarter with a right foot injury and didn’t return.
“He’s got a problem on one leg. He’s got another problem on the other leg,” Memphis coach Dave Joerger said after the game.
7-foot-1 Gasol was tested by team physicians on Tuesday morning, and the MRI revealed a fracture in right foot. Losing Gasol is a big blow for the Grizzlies, currently ranked fifth in the Western Conference and featured in the playoffs for the past five seasons.