LOS ANGLELS—After suffering from their second loss to the San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Lakers received more bad news on Thursday, April 25. The Lakers announced on their Facebook page that an ultrasound confirmed that guard, Steve Blake, is suffering from a moderate strain of his right hamstring and that he will be out indefinably for the rest of the season.
Blake showed signs of injury late in the fourth quarter in Wednesday night’s game. He walked to the sidelines to be looked at by the Lakers medical staff with 4:50 minutes left in the game, however, he never returned to finish the rest of the game.
Blake has been a major part of the Lakers offense since Kobe Bryant’s torn Achilles injury earlier this month, leaving many to speculate how the Lakers plan to continue.
Another guard who continues to battle against injury is 39-year-old Steve Nash.
Nash, who is still recovering from his back injury, received two epidural injections on Thursday as well as a cortisone shot in his right hip. Nash, who contributed with nine points and six assists in Wednesday's game, is doubtful to play in tomorrow’s match-up against the Spurs.
Guard Jodie Meeks has fallen due to injury as well. He is expected to have an MRI test on his sprained left ankle to evaluate his condition however, it is doubtful that he will play in tomorrow’s game.