Gasol (ankle) is optimistic he'll be cleared for basketball activities in August and is hopeful to contribute wherever he ends up, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Gasol signed with Milwaukee at the beginning of March, but he was able to play in just three games prior to undergoing surgery on his left foot. However, the veteran center plans to return to the NBA for the 2019-2020 campaign. "My recovery from surgery has been smooth and I expect to be fully cleared for basketball activities in early August," stated Gasol. "I cannot wait to start training again."
Gasol underwent surgery on his left foot Thursday and will miss the rest of the playoffs. There was never much optimism that Gasol would ever be healthy enough to play in the postseason after missing the last 23 games with the injury. Now, Gasol will have the opportunity to spend the summer rehabbing as he is expected to be ready to go for the start of the 2019-20 season.
Gasol (ankle) remains without a timetable for return, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports. Gasol, who's missed the past 23 games with a left ankle injury, isn't likely to return anytime soon. Coach Mike Budenholzer stated that Gasol's return is "not imminent or anywhere near" at a press conference Wednesday.
Gasol (ankle) has been ruled out for Game 4 against the Celtics on Monday. Unsurprisingly, Gasol will have to wait a bit longer to make his playoff debut with the Bucks. He remains sidelined with an ankle injury.
Gasol (ankle) has been ruled out for Game 2 against the Celtics on Tuesday. Gasol remains on the bench while tending to a left ankle issue. He hasn't taken the court in over a month, so even if he is cleared to play this postseason, his contributions figure to be limited.
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