Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – The Los Angeles Lakers’ depleted backcourt had another blow after backup point guard Jordan Farmar suffered a hamstring injury that will sideline him for a month.
An ultrasound taken Monday discovered that Farmar tore his left hamstring after playing just one minute in the Lakers’ 114-108 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
“I’m bummed about the news today, but already workin towards gettin back!” Farmar wrote Monday on Instagram.
Before the injury, Farmar had provided consistent bench energy, averaging 9.2 points and 4.4 assists in 19 minutes.
Farmar’s absence adds further setback to a backcourt already dealing with injuries to Kobe Bryant (left Achilles tendon), Steve Nash (back) and Steve Blake (hyperextended right elbow).
Fortunately for the Lakers (9-9), Bryant and Nash are expected to begin practice Tuesday leading up to Friday’s game against the Sacramento Kings (4-11) at Sleep Train Arena.
However, it is unsure whether Bryant and Nash will play against the Kings.
Against the Trail Blazers, Xavier Henry and Jodie Meeks shared point guard duties. They combined for 47 points but made consecutive turnovers in the final three minutes.