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Jordan Farmar injury: Lakers point guard has torn hamstring, out approximately 4 weeks

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An ultrasound revealed a much worse injury than anticipated for the Lakers' lone backup point guard.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jordan Farmar is expected to miss "approximately" four weeks after an ultrasound revealed he tore his left hamstring during the first quarter of the Lakers' game against the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday, the team officially announced. What was called a "moderate" strain that had him listed as "day-to-day" Sunday has been revealed to be a serious injury.

Farmar has been a strong bench presence for the Lakers, especially with Steve Nash missing extended time as he suffers with back and nerve issues. He's averaging 18.9 minutes per game off the bench.

The Lakers are down to a single "healthy" point guard, though Steve Blake is also banged up. He's dealing with a hyper-extended right elbow, which seems to have occurred during their game against the Brooklyn Nets as he was visibly clinching and flexing his arm throughout the night.

Los Angeles hasn't updated whether Nash is feeling any better after retreating to Vancouver. What was once a "deep" position for the Lakers has been shaved down to having the least amount of depth.