As if a sixth consecutive loss on New Year’s Eve wasn’t bad enough, the Los Angeles Lakers will miss yet another important piece to the puzzle due to injury.
According to a Lakers press release, point guard Jordan Farmar will miss at least four weeks with a torn left hamstring. The tear in his hamstring is in the same leg as before, but it is in a new location.
In 20 minutes on the floor against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, Farmar finished with zero points, seven assists and four rebounds while going 0-for-5 from the floor.
With Farmar out once again, the Lakers will continue to have problems in the backcourt with Kendall Marshall being the only healthy point guard on the roster. Marshall played 28 minutes on Tuesday scoring 10 points and dishing out seven assists.
Marshall will likely be the starting point guard moving forward as head coach Mike D’Antoni has no alternative at the position until Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant or Steve Blake return from injury. All three of the veterans will still be on the shelf for a few more weeks, leaving the Lakers with a serious void in the backcourt.
Along with losing Farmar for at least a month, the Lakers will also be without Xavier Henry for a week or more. Henry went down with a bone bruise in the loss to the Philadelphia 76ers and was ruled out seven to 10 days before being reevaluated.
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