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

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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.

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