Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Marc Gasol has bone bruise on knee
ESPN.com news services
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has a left knee bone bruise, an MRI revealed on Monday. Despite the injury, the veteran center started Tuesday night's 91-84 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Gasol played 34 minutes but finished with only four points on 2-for-8 shooting for the Grizzlies while adding three rebounds and three assists.
Gasol received the MRI late Monday night after leaving in the fourth quarter of an 88-75 road loss to the New Orleans Hornets with what was initially diagnosed as a hyperextended left knee.
A first-time All-Star this season, Gasol entered Tuesday night's game averaging 15 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists.