By Robert Morales
Pau Gasol had been concerned for his brother Marc, a Memphis Grizzlies post who injured his left knee during Friday’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
Marc Gasol had an MRI on Saturday and the results were better than they could have been. The younger Gasol sustained a Grade 2 sprain of his medial collateral ligament, the Grizzlies announced. Marc Gasol will be out indefinitely, but at least he won’t need surgery. Pau Gasol said that was “a relief.”
“Injuries are a part of the game and they can happen to anyone at any point, but when it happens to your brother, it’s hard,” Pau Gasol said. “But hopefully, he’ll recover well.”
The elder Gasol said his brother must be patient.
“He’s a strong guy mentally and physically and he’ll heal quicker, he’ll do whatever it takes to be with his team as fast as possible,” Pau Gasol said. “But at the same time knowing that he has to heal well for him to get past his injury.”
Speaking of injuries, Pau Gasol was struck on his right hand during Friday’s victory over the Golden State Warriors. He said it’s fine.
“I got whacked pretty good,” he said, showing reporters some redness on his hand, “but it feels pretty good.”