The Lakers consider Kobe Bryant doubtful Sunday against Sacramento and it appears Pau Gasol took a step back in his rehab surrounding the torn plantar fascia in his right foot.
Gasol experienced additional pain in his foot after playing a game of two-on-two Saturday at the Lakers’ practice facility. He plans to see foot specialist Kenneth Jung on Sunday, which could provide clarity on whether he can return Monday when the Lakers play in Phoenix as originally hoped. Gasol will miss his 32nd game on Sunday this season, including 19 because of his latest foot injury. Gasol also missed eight games because of tendinitis in his knees and five because of a concussion.
Other than Gasol’s workout with three other players, the Lakers didn’t practice on Saturday. No one on the Lakers were available for comment.
Bryant received treatment on Saturday, but the Lakers say he still has considerable pain and swelling in his sprained left ankle. He lasted only a quarter in the Lakers’ win Friday against Indiana after struggling to put pressure on the ankle.
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