Lakers’ Pau Gasol doubtful Tuesday after suffering from vertigo
LOS ANGELES — Pau Gasol had a case of vertigo, the Lakers announced Monday morning.
Gasol left the Lakers’ 103-94 win over the Magic Sunday night with nausea and dizziness. He received three liters of IV fluid before being transported to a local hospital from Staples Center following the game.
The two-time NBA champion with the Lakers underwent an MRI Monday morning. The results were "normal," according to the team and Gasol was later released. He is listed as doubtful for the Lakers game versus the Knicks on Tuesday.
While I continue to recover at the hospital, your messages of support and well wishes are giving strength. Thanks so much to all of you.
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"Sometime during the first half he just said he was dizzy and then he went back (to the locker room) then he came back and finished the first half and then the second half he just couldn’t go," Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni said.
The Lakers head coach was asked if he’s ever had an experience with vertigo. He said he believes everybody has.
"You get dizzy and that’s not a good feeling," D’Antoni said. "I’m sure you’ve had some college days where you had a little vertigo."
Chris Kaman is expected to start in place of Gasol on Tuesday if he is unable to play.
Xavier Henry will play on Tuesday despite having a tear in his wrist, the team announced. The injury will require postseason surgery but he can continue to play through it depending on his threshold for pain.
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Henry says the injury occurred during the second half of the Lakers loss to the Wizards last Friday. He did not play in the Lakers win over Orlando Sunday night.
"The good news is it’s torn," Henry said. "I feel like with that mindset, I can’t do too much worse to it, now it’s just go out there and be myself.
"I just know I can play so I’m just going to go play."
Steve Nash did individual work at Lakers practice on Monday. He’s listed as day-to-day or more accurately "hour-to-hour," according to D’Antoni who says he’s "probably doubtful at this time."