Los Angeles Lakers: Jordan Farmar tears hamstring

Nov 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jordan Farmar (1) dribbles against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. The Lakers won 99-94. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

If you thought the Los Angeles Lakers’ injury woes have been painful, they just got a whole lot worse. The team’s third-string point guard Jordan Farmar suffered a torn hamstring and is expected to be out for at  least four weeks according to Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears.

Farmar returned to the Lakers last summer after a year out of the league. With both Steve Nash and Steve Blake out with long-term injuries, Kobe Bryant stepped up as the new point guard for the team, but he quickly went down with a knee injury himself. Farmar has had his fair share of knocks as well, so his return to a severely depleted Lakers backcourt was certainly welcomed. He is averaging 8.7 points, 4.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds this season.

With pretty much every guard capable of handling the ball out of action, the Lakers will likely turn to Kendall Marshall, who the team recently signed as a precautionary measure. Up until the last two games Marshall didn’t really play much but saw a season-high 28 minutes against the Bucks, scoring 10 points and dishing out seven assists.


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