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Steve Blake injury: Expected to miss 6 weeks with torn ulnar collateral ligament in right elbow

The Lakers' starting point guard is expected to miss more than a month, and the team's point guard depth has been completely depleted.

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Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Blake is expected to miss at least six weeks with torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, the team officially announced. Blake has started in all 21 of the Lakers season so far, covering starting minutes at both guard positions. General manager Mitch Kupchak said the team will "continue to look" though he doesn't anticipate to find a player who would get minutes ahead of Xavier Henry, Kobe Bryant or Jodie Meeksaccording to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.

The Lakers no long have a healthy point guard on the roster. There is still no timetable on Steve Nash's return and Jordan Farmar is missing time with a torn hamstring expected to keep him sidelined for one month.

Blake is averaging a career-high 7.7 assists along with 9.8 points per game. He's shooting over 40 percent from beyond the arc for his second straight season and has been key in the Lakers offense as a distributor.

The team is currently on a two-game losing streak as they adjust to playing with Kobe Bryant for the first time during the regular season. The Lakers visit the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday and Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday.

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