Steve Blake injury: Lakers guard needs surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Harry How

The Lakers back court took another devastating blow with the news that Steve Blake will go under the knife and will miss six-to-eight weeks.

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Blake will undergo surgery and miss a minimum of six-to-eight weeks, according to the team's official Twitter feed.

Blake will undergo laproscopic surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle he hurt on Nov. 12. The procedure will leave the 8-9 Lakers without either of its top two point guards heading into an important road trip. Steve Nash remains out indefinitely, as he nurses a fractured leg suffered in an early season loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Neither Blake nor Nash has played since Nov. 11 vs. the Sacramento Kings.

The Lakers also released the following statement on behalf of Kobe Bryant:

This season, Blake has played in seven games, starting five of them, and has averaged 5.1 points, 3.4 assists 2.4 rebounds and 26.0 minutes played per game. Darius Morris and Chris Duhon will see the majority of the time at point guard in Blake's absence.

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