Lakers Injury News: Steve Blake to Undergo Surgery

The Los Angeles Lakers just are not having the start of the season people had been hoping for. Along with their record, their players are starting to drop like flies. Steven Nash is expected to miss a couple of more weeks and the Lakers. Now, their back-up point guard, Steve Blake, will also be out, for an even longer amount of time. According to Ben Golliver of SI.com, Blake is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.
The Lakers announced Monday that point guard Steve Blake will undergo laproscopic surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle that has kept him sidelined since Nov. 11. Blake will miss at least six to eight weeks. The Lakers previously announced that MRIs had revealed only an abdominal strain. 
A six-week absence would sideline Blake until mid-January and cost him roughly 20 games. An eight-week absence would push his return to the beginning of February and keep him out of roughly 30 games.
With practically no point guard, the Lakers will have to go to the free agency block to find one. Having just missed out on Derek Fisher (signed with the Mavericks) the Lakers list will be highlighted with players such as Mike Bibby. Earl Boykins. Walker Russell. Jonny Flynn. Coby Karl. Not the best choices. As of now, however, the Lakers are sticking with sophomore Darius Morris over Chris Duhon, who played for the Magic last year. Depending on how Morris performs, the Lakers may not need to sign a point guard.

Although he has yet to play for Coach D'Antoni, Blake is averaging 5.1 points, 3.4 assists and 1.3 steals this season.

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