Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Blake will undergo laparoscopic surgery on his torn abdominal muscle on Wednesday and will sit out another 6-8 weeks, the team announced on Monday.
Blake, who entered the season as the backup point guard behind Steve Nash, was diagnosed with an abdominal strain on Nov. 12 and has missed the last 10 games. In his seven games this season, he has averaged 5.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 26 minutes per contest.
Blake’s surgery comes on the heels of news on Sunday that Nash will likely miss another couple weeks with a fractured leg.
Darius Morris has been the starting point guard with Nash and Blake out, with veteran Chris Duhon gaining significant minutes off the bench.