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Lakers guard Steve Blake ruptures eardrum, continues to play

 Steve Blake out for at loto by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) Lakers guard Steve Blake is averaging 9.8 points and 7.7 assists per game.  (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake ruptured his right eardrum in his first game back from an elbow injury, but will still be able to fly with the team as they continue their road trip, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Blake was injured in the first half of the Lakers game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday night while trying to grab a rebound. Blake played 32 minutes in the 109-99 loss and did not score, but did have six assists, five rebounds and three steals.

The Lakers play Cleveland on Wednesday and finish up the road trip on Friday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Blake had not played since December 10 after suffering a torn ligament in his elbow.

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