El Segundo, CA (Sports Network) - Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol
underwent a successful FAST Technique procedure on both knees Thursday
During the procedure, a probe was inserted into Gasol's knees, which directed
ultrasound wavelengths to debride degenerated tissue of Gasol's patellar
tendons non-surgically. He will also receive autologous stem cell injections
Gasol played just 49 games this past season due to a myriad of injuries,
including a tear of his plantar fascia in his right foot that kept him
sidelined for over a month.
Through his injuries, Gasol scored a career-low 13.7 points per game -- nearly
five points below his career average. The 32-year-old also connected on only
46.6 percent of his shots and pulled down 8.6 rebounds per game after
averaging double-digit boards the previous three seasons.
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