The Los Angeles Lakers were dealt another blow on Monday.
On Monday afternoon, the team announced reserve point guard Jordan Farmar would be out for about four weeks after tearing his left hamstring.
Farmar was injured after just one minute of play in a 114-108 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday night. The Lakers said an ultrasound confirmed the injury Monday.
Farmar, who played with the Lakers from 2006 until 2010, re-joined the team in the offseason. With two-time MVP Steve Nash limited to just six games because what the team is calling “general soreness,” Farmar has been more important than many thought.
Farmar is averaging 9.2 points, 4.4 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game. The 27-year old UCLA product is shooting 43.8% from the floor, 39.3% from beyond the arc and 77.3% from the charity stripe.
10-year veteran Steve Blake continues to start at point guard for the Lakers. The 33-year old is averaging 10.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.2 rebounds per game.
The Lakers will be back in action Friday when they travel to Sacramento to take on the Kings.