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.