Pau Gasol has plantar fasciitis in right foot

Forward Pau Gasol has been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday. His status for Friday’s home game against the Portland Trail Blazers is listed as probable.

An MRI was performed Thursday by a foot specialist.

Gasol recently missed eight games due to tendinitis in both knees before returning to the court on Dec. 18 against the Charlotte Bobcats.