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.
Lakers say guard Jordan Farmar has a tear in his left hamstring that is expected to keep him out a minimum of four weeks.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) January 1, 2014
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.