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Tough news for the Lakers today as it was announced that Jordan Farmar‘s hamstring injury is more severe than originally expected:

Farmar has averaged 9.2 ppg and 4.4 apg in 18 games this season.  With Nash already out, this injury will affect the point guard situation as Steve Blake is the lone point guard on the roster.  With Kobe Bryant’s return on the horizon, he will help the burden of ball handling duties as he has done throughout his career but it remains to be seen how much the Lakers want Kobe to burden as he returns from the Achilles injury.

The injury happened in Sunday night’s game versus the Portland Trailblazers as Farmar was running down court but pulled up grabbing the hamstring and immediately asked to be taken out of the game.

In related injury news, Pau Gasol also had an MRI this morning on his troublesome right ankle:

It has not been said if Gasol will miss any time, but since the results are seen to be minor, do not be surprised to see Gasol on the court Friday in Sacramento versus the Kings.

Also, Steve Blake has been dealing with a hyper-extended right elbow: