Lakers' Pau Gasol injures finger in left hand with Spanish national team
Lakers forward Pau Gasol will be sidelined for three weeks after injuring a finger on his left hand during practice with the Spanish national team, a Spanish website reported.
Lakers spokesman John Black said he received a call from Gasol's agent from Spain, Arturo Ortega, who told him that Gasol broke his left index finger, had surgery today and is expected to make a full recovery. The report from Spain said he broke his left index finger.
"That's all we know," Black said.
A translation of the article said that Gasol injured his finger when he attempted to block a shot in practice. He was immediately taken to the hospital for surgery.
Note: A previous version of this post incorrectly stated Black's assessment came from Gasol's American agent, Arn Tellem. It also stated that Black was told Gasol broke his left middle finger. In a clarification this morning, Black said it is indeed his left index finger.
Photo: Pau Gasol, with his arm in a sling, speaks with a journalist yesterday prior to a press conference in Cadiz, Spain. Photo credit: Roman Rios / European Press Association.