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Lakers Injury News: Steve Blake Admits Elbow Still Bothering Him

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Lakers fans were happy to see Steve Nash and Steve Blake return to the team last week. Unfortunately, the two have struggled to stay healthy since they came back.

Nash failed to finish his second consecutive game thanks to his continuing nerve issue in his leg. Blake, meanwhile, continues to feel pain in his elbow, according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:

Blake got his elbow caught between a screen in the third quarter of tonight’s loss to the Utah Jazz and was clearly in pain. Though he would return, he shot only 2-11 from the field tonight and is shooting only 32 percent since returning.

Blake has made up for it in other ways, averaging eight assists and nearly three steals since returning

Stopping Blake from practicing not only hurts Blake, but the entire Lakers team. With so few players available, it limits what the Lakers can work on in practice, making them less prepared in certain situations.

It would seem unlikely that Blake is in any danger of missing Thursday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder as he has already played through a number of minor injuries and is one of the tougher Laker players.

Needless to say, this All-Star break can’t come quick enough as these broken Lakers need some time to heal up.
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  • Jim213

    Although, some will say “it’s part of the game” !?! (DP), still say he’s playing too many minutes aside of returning too soon IMO.

    • Daryl Peek

      Not one Laker has played too many minutes this season. That’s all

      • Jim213

        Blake is just returning from an injury…

        • Daryl Peek

          Who else is gonna play his minutes? Blake likely needs season ending surgery but opted for rest and rehab instead. This season is just part of the game for all.

          • lakerfan0

            Marshall would take his minutes easily IMO, but I think it doesn’t really matter since there’s only one game left before the All-Star break. Hopefully Farmar, Henry and the others can heal up fully, so the remainder of the season won’t be such a disaster.

            I just want a healthy roster, that’s all I ask for! :(

          • Daryl Peek

            Marshall played almost 32 minutes in last nights game, not many more minutes he could’ve played.

          • lakerfan0

            He averaged about 40 minutes a game when all PGs were injured.

            Though I forgot that Blake currently plays at SG cuz there isn’t any (damn you, injuries!) and we have a Steve Nash aka Mr. nerve-irritation playing at PG, so Marshall couldn’t take Blake’s minutes if there’s no shooting guard on the court and Nash is sitting, only if Wes Johnson plays the 2 and Williams the 3. And we know that’s not gonna happen, right?

            So the point is that Blake will have to suffer through one more game with his elbow because there’s no shooting guards. Damn, can we just skip to the All-Star break already? This is ridiculous…

  • Lakers4Life

    All these injuries are correlated to Dumbtoni. Let’s see if the FO can redeem themselves by getting rid of that pringle man so that we don’t scare off all our best FAs next year like LeBron and Melo.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Steve Blake should get season ending surgery now if needed,his contract is up and hopefully he can be 100% by November so he can join his new team via free agency.This is now his time to cash in and get paid some decent money.Above the veteran minimum at least $2 or $3 million per year if not a little more.

    • Devon Murray

      I agree with ever thing you said.. Steve is a pro’s pro… watched him in the ACC with Juan Dixon give my tarheels fits…. Steve has made about 40 million in his career, roughly 4 mil a tear since being with the Lakers, not ad for a second round pick, whatever team he goes to, maybe he goes back home to the Florida area and play for the heat… but I have a lot of respect for the guy.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Elbow injuries suck for shooters.

  • X

    I think it’s about time for the Lakers to trade Blake. His value is higher than ever and I’m sure there are few teams who would love to have him off the bench. If the Lakers want so save luxury tax after trading Pau, Blake is the ideal candidate considering his age. The Lakers are in a rebuilding mode and Blake is 34 this year. Hopefully the trade could give us a 2nd round pick.

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