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Pau Gasol ‘Eager’ to Make Trail Blazers Season Debut

Gasol offered some insight into how his recovery is going to NBC Sports Northewest’s Dwight Jaynes.

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Portland Trail Blazers big man Pau Gasol hasn’t made his debut for the team just yet as he recovers from left foot surgery. Gasol is making sure he is fully healed before making a return to the court. He offered an update on his status to Dwight Jaynes of NBC Sports Northwest:

“I’m eager to get back. We’re making great progress... We’ve got to a point where we are able to increase the work and still get a positive reaction from the foot and the ankle.”

Gasol doesn’t have a planned timetable for return. Instead, he’s focused on his body getting back to his playing standards:

“With guys down, it’s more of a need from the team standpoint for me to be back... But it doesn’t add pressure, because at the same time I got to make sure that I’m at a place where I can perform at this level, and I can do it consistently.”

You can hear more from Gasol here.