Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Sports
  3. NBA

Lakers News: Steve Blake to miss six weeks with torn ulnar collateral ligament

See also

The Los Angeles Lakers can't seem to catch a break lately with the injuries starting to pile up for the storied NBA franchise. The backcourt in Los Angeles has taken blow after blow as of late with Steve Nash still out with a back injury, Jordan Farmar dealing with a torn hamstring and now Steve Blake suffering a torn ulnar collateral ligament as of Dec. 12 according to Lakers Nation reporter via Twitter:

Steve Blake expected to be out a minimum of 6 weeks, has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, per Lakers PR

Blake initially suffered the elbow injury back on Nov. 26 in a collision with John Wall of the Washington Wizards. The injury wasn't considered serious enough to keep him out, but after six games playing with the injury, Blake's injury has been aggravated enough to keep him out at least six weeks.

With Nash's return still uncertain and Farmar likely out at least a few more weeks, the Lakers are extremely thin in the backcourt. The literally doesn't have a point guard healthy and won't for quite some time. That being said, the front office in Los Angeles will have to figure out how to remedy this problem in free agency or via trade.

In the meantime, the Lakers have let it be known that Kobe Bryant will shoulder the load at point guard until Farmar returns. Jodie Meeks will become the starting shooting guard with Bryant shifting to the point while Xavier Henry will backup Bryant off the bench.

Follow the Los Angeles Lakers Examiner on Twitter: @Lakers_Examiner

Check out Ryan Ward's articles at LakersNation.com

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • NHL ice girls
    They may be smoking hot, but these NHL ice girls serve a purpose
    Camera
    Sports Chicks
  • Miley Cyrus
    Find out why Miley Cyrus was forced to cancel a Kansas City concert
    Video
    Music News
  • Amaris Jackson
    The Washington Wizards sign a 10-year-old with cancer to contract
    NBA Buzz
  • Emily Kinney
    'Walking Dead' fans are buzzing about the show as Emily Kinney was spotted with writers
    TV Buzz
  • Barry Trotz
    The Nashville Predators part ways with the only coach they've ever had
    NHL Buzz
  • AC/DC
    AC/DC may announce their retirement following a serious health issue
    Video
    Music Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!