Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is out indefinitely with a broken right foot, according to Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal.
From Tillery’s post:
Medical tests revealed a mid-foot fracture and the 7-footer could miss the remainder of this season. He has been ruled out indefinitely.
It is unclear exactly when Gasol suffered the injury.
This will be a huge hit to a Memphis team that has been sneakily good this season. The Grizzlies’ current record of 30-22 has them at 6th in the West. Gasol, the anchor of Memphis’ defense, is averaging 16.6 points, 7 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 1 steal per game.
Gasol is one of the best two-way big men in the world. Offensively he’s maybe the best passing center in the league, and is a great scorer on the block or from midrange.
The Grizzlies will have to hope Gasol returns sooner rather than later.
According to the Spanish site Marca, Marc Gasol is expected to miss 4-6 months with his broken right foot. If this is true, Gasol could miss not only the NBA playoffs, but the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer.