Los Angeles, CA - According to a Staff Report from RealGM.com, the Los Angeles Lakers have lost point guard Jordan Farmar for a minimum of four weeks due to a torn hamstring. The Lakers have had many injury issues already this season, and their point guard situation is down to just Kendall Marshall with this injury. Farmar has also had previous injury issues throughout the season already as well.
Through 22 games this season, Farmar has averaged 8.7 points, 4.7 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per contest. Those numbers have been a nice addition for the Lakers this year, but his health has been a concern. His first injury this season was a hamstring tear on December 1st, but it kept him out just three and a half weeks. Farmar will be back in a minimum of four weeks, but he could miss as much at eight depending on the healing process.
The Lakers’ point guard situation has now shifted to Kendall Marshall, who was unable to play a consistent role on the Phoenix Suns last season. He has played a fairly good first couple games with the Lakers so far, and the team is confident that he will continue putting up good numbers. Marshall is averaging 5.3 points, 2.5 assists, and 1.0 rebounds per game.
It will be very interesting to see how the Lakers are able to get by following this latest injury setback. Kendall Marshall will have to step up in a big way for Los Angeles to have a change in an already difficult Western Conference, and the lack of depth is going to hurt them quite a bit. The Lakers are in a very bad place following this injury, and the returns of Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant can’t seem to come soon enough.
Evan Massey is the Lead Editor for Hoops-Nation. Follow Evan on Twitter at @Massey_Evan.