In the 114-108 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, Jordan Farmar left the game with a mild hamstring strain. With Steve Nash still out with nerve pain in his back, shooting guards Xavier Henry and Jodie Meeks initiated the offense. While the Los Angeles Lakers were able to fight back from twenty point deficits in each half, late turnovers and timely three-pointers by the Blazers proved to be the difference. Farmar found out the severity of his injury on Dec. 2.
While the initial reports signaled that Farmar only suffered a mild hamstring strain, the results of an ultrasound revealed a more significant injury according to Lakers Nation:
Injury Update: Jordan Farmar had an ultrasound today that showed a tear of his left hamstring. He is expected to be out approximately 4 weeks.
During the preseason, Farmar was dealing with hamstring issues that kept him out of games. However, he was able to return for the season opener and has been a much improved player since returning to the Lakers. In 18 games this season, Farmar is averaging 9.2 points and 4.4 assists.
With Farmar out for at least a month, the Lakers received good news as Steve Nash is expected to return to practice this week and Kobe Bryant may also make his return on Friday against the Sacramento Kings.
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