Pau Gasol suffers ‘severe’ recurrence of vertigo

Pau Gasol returned to action on Tuesday, but it may have been too soon as he suffered a severe recurrence of vertigo while in Sacramento on Wednesday.

Kim Klement

The Lakers on Wednesday announced Pau Gasol will miss tonight’s game against the Sacramento Kings with a "severe recurrence" of vertigo, which has bogged him down since March 23.

The four-time All-Star was reportedly "incapacitated in his hotel room" in Sacramento and will fly back to Los Angeles once his symptoms subside.

Gasol left during halftime of the team’s loss against the Orlando Magic on March 23 after complaining of dizziness and nausea. He was taken to the hospital and returned to action Tuesday, finishing with nine points, four rebounds and three blocks in 28 minutes against the Portland Trailblazers.

"I didn’t feel confident enough to make aggressive moves or turns because when I turned my head a couple of times, everything was still shaking," Gasol told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday. "It’s a little bit of a process, unfortunately."