The world of sports is littered with players that find new and bizarre ways to injure themselves, and now Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Blake is another name to add to the list.
Blake stepped on a spike strip on Sept. 24 and punctured his foot, requiring him to miss the first three weeks of practice. Despite involving a parking lot spike strip, there was nothing grandiose about how it happened, the L.A. Times reported.
Somebody called his name and Blake looked up. At that instant, Blake stepped on a spike strip that left a puncture in his left foot, an incident he described as an "unfortunate situation."
Blake made an impact last year during the Lakers' playoff run, but he will not be able to practice and that leaves the door wide open for guards Chris Duhon and Darius Morris. They can make an impact on coach Mike Brown in the race to be chief backup to Steve Nash.
Blake was seen at media day on Monday in the team's facility wearing full uniform and shoes. But due to the finicky nature of foot injuries, Blake is limited to spot drills and cannot do anything that causes friction on his foot -- basically anything involves playing basketball.