By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Pau Gasol is currently going through what he describes to be a “very slow” (recalling the blockbuster song “Despacito” – “slowly”) recovery process from a foot surgery with the hopes of getting fully healthy in order to play at least one more season.
“I did a treatment at the end of December to improve my chances of recovery,” Gasol said to EFE, per AS. “And now the rehabilitation is going slowly, without the rush and pressure of being on a team. I give it more time and take care of it. I hope everything goes well and I can recover soon.”
Gasol admitted that there are retirement thoughts circling in his mind. After all, he becomes 40 years old in July. “It’s a possibility that there is there too. I’ll have 40 springs this summer, which is not a small number. I understand that sooner or later, whether this summer, next season or another, my retirement is inevitable.”
“I hope not already,” Gasol added. “I hope that the foot recovers so that it can allow me to play a little more. We will see how much more. Enjoy one last season.”
Gasol last played a game in March 2019 with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Spanish great underwent surgery in May and was ruled out for the rest of the season. He signed with the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2019 offseason and was waived in November.