Marc Gasol has surgery to repair broken foot, out for season

Marc Gasol underwent successful surgery on Saturday, Feb. 20 to repair a non-displaced Type II fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot.

Although Marc will not return to the court this season, he is expected to make a full recovery. The surgery was performed by foot and ankle specialists Dr. Robert Anderson of OrthoCarolina and Dr. Drew Murphy of Campbell Clinic.

Gasol left in the first quarter of the game on Feb. 8 vs. Portland with the injury. He had scored 11 points in the game’s first 10:59.

“It is frustrating to not be on the court with my teammates at this time,” Gasol said, “but I understand that the focus of this process is on long-term health and stability. I look forward to the road ahead and a full and successful recovery.”

Memphis, at 32-23, currently holds the seventh-best record in the NBA and sits fifth in the Western Conference standings, five games ahead of ninth-place Utah. The Grizzlies have rallied without Gasol to win two of their three contests since his injury.

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