Frank Vogel's ambiguous response when asked how long Marc Gasol will be out for Lakers - Lakers Daily

Frank Vogel’s ambiguous response when asked how long Marc Gasol will be out for Lakers

Marc Gasol Lakers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers’ health woes continued on Tuesday when starting center Marc Gasol was placed in the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

He missed the team’s game that night against the Phoenix Suns, and head coach Frank Vogel isn’t sure when Gasol will be able to return.

L.A. was extremely shorthanded against Phoenix, as it was already without superstar big man Anthony Davis, as well as forward Kyle Kuzma, who has a heel contusion.

For most of this season, the Lakers had been seemingly unaffected by the raging pandemic. That was until starting guard Dennis Schroder recently was placed in the league’s health and safety protocols.

At the time, Vogel was unsure how long Schroder would not be able to play. The guard ended up missing a total of four games.

The Lakers lost all four of those contests, but then won Schroder’s first two games back. The team is seemingly playing better now than it was for most of February, when it had major issues, especially on the offensive end.

After tonight’s game, the Lakers will be off until March 12 due to the All-Star break.