Steve Blake injury: Lakers guard has hyper-extended elbow

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Another injured Lakers guard. Yikes.

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Blake has been dealing with a hyper-extended right elbow, as reported by Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times.

There is no word yet how long the injury has been bothering him, but Blake has shot 9-for-24 (38 percent) over his last three games. With their next game not coming until Friday against the Sacramento Kings, the Lakers will monitor how Blake performs in practice this week, via Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News.

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This couldn't come at a worse time for Los Angeles, as starting point guard Steve Nash has been rehabbing his back in Vancouver and Jordan Farmer, who had been Blake's backup, just tore his hamstring. Nash will return to practice with the team on Tuesday, but it's unknown when he'll be back on the court.

Blake is averaging 10.0 points, 7.7 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 31 minutes per game this year. He's started every game this season.

In other Lakers injury news, big man Pau Gasol had an MRI on Monday and it confirmed he has a mildly sprained right ankle. At least Kobe Bryant should be back shortly.

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