Grizzlies Center Marc Gasol Could Miss Rest Of Season With Broken Foot

The Memphis Grizzlies could be without star center Marc Gasol for the rest of the season. The team confirmed Tuesday he suffered a right foot fracture that will sideline him indefinitely. The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports the broken foot could cost Gasol the rest of the year. 

"It’s certainly not great for Marc and his family. I know he’s disappointed," Memphis head coach Dave Joerger said. “It’s bad for our team. This is a tight bunch of dudes. They care about each other. It hurts everybody. Marc is a guy who lays it out there for his teammates and the fans. We’re going to fight, scratch and claw."

Over the weekend, Gasol acknowledge he'd been playing with an injury. 

"I have some issues, but you have to push through it,” Gasol said last Saturday. "I’m never going to use not being 100 percent as an excuse. It’s just not me. I’m going to push through it and give whatever I have to my team. That’s how I’ve always been, and that’s how it’s going to be."

As it turns out, Gasol won't be able to push through the injury. He started the team's game Monday night, but left in the first quarter. 

Gasol had played in every game this season for the Grizzlies, averaging 16.6 points and seven rebounds per game. Memphis is currently the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference, with a 4.5 game lead over the ninth place Portland Trail Blazers. The loss of Gasol could have a major impact on their playoff chances. 

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