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Tuesday December 4th, 2012

Lakers guard Steve Blake will miss 6 to 8 weeks after surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images) Lakers guard Steve Blake will miss 6 to 8 weeks after surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake will undergo laproscopic surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle and is expected to miss a minimum of six to eight weeks, the team announced Monday.

Blake was first injured in a Nov. 11 game at Sacramento and is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday.  The Lakers are already without starting point guard Steve Nash, who has a small fracture in his right leg.

 “It’s a big concern to me. Steve and I have always played well together. We’re going to miss him a lot," Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said of Blake.

Blake has averaged 5.1 points a game this season and shot 40% from three-point range in seven games. He also averaged 3.4 assists and 1.29 steals per game. The Lakers are 8-9 this season after last night's home loss to the Orlando Magic. https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/275695800414261248

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