Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol will be missing the rest of the season after suffering from a foot injury.
The team management made the announcement on Tuesday through NBA.com, noting that the 31-year-old professional basketball player already had undergone a successful surgery over the weekend. Dr. Robert Anderson of OrthoCarolina and Dr. Drew Murphy of Campbell Clinic performed the procedure.
Another report by SBNation.com says that no timetable has been set for Gasol’s return. He is, however, expected to make a full recovery soon from the non-displaced Type II fracture of the navicular bone that he sustained.
The report adds that this is Gasol’s first season under the five-year $110 million deal he signed last summer. For the 2015-2016 NBA regular season, he has played in 52 games so far and is averaging 16.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, and 1.0 steals, through 34.4 minutes of playing time per game.
Meanwhile, 19-year-old rookie Stanley Johnson of the Detroit Pistons will be out “for a few weeks” due to a shoulder injury he sustained during their Monday night game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Pistons did end up victorious with a score of 96-88, but in a report on SBNation.com’s Detroit Bad Boys, Johnson got hurt in the fourth quarter of the said game.
The report adds that Johnson was one of the six players in the Pistons roster who managed to score against the Cavaliers, considering that he was matched against former Most Valuable Player LeBron James throughout the game.
In another report by Vince Ellis for the Detroit Free Press, the Pistons management will be re-evaluating Johnson’s condition in the coming week.
“It’s hard to judge. It could have been worse as an injury, so that’s the good news,” said Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy. “We’ll just have to see where he is with the injury and where he is with the pain.”