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LOS ANGELES (AP) Steve Blake will be out at least six weeks with a torn ligament in his right elbow, leaving the Los Angeles Lakers without all three of their injured point guards.
Blake was hurt Nov. 26 in Washington, but kept playing until the Lakers' team doctors diagnosed the tear this week. He has been starting in the absence of Steve Nash and Jordan Farmar, averaging 9.8 points and 7.7 assists in a strong season.
"It's still a little bit in shock right now that I'm having another injury and having to sit out," Blake said Thursday before the Lakers' flight to Oklahoma City to open a four-game trip. "I was really enjoying the way things were going, so it is tough."