EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake will be out at least six weeks with a torn ligament in his right elbow.
Blake's injury was announced Thursday by the Lakers, whose three point guards are all injured.
Blake was hurt Nov. 26 in a game at Washington, but kept playing with the injury. The Lakers' team doctors diagnosed the tear in an examination Wednesday.
Blake said he won't have surgery, but will attempt to return this season with platelet-rich plasma injections.
The Lakers also are without point guards Steve Nash and Jordan Farmar. Nash has been out since Nov. 10 with nerve root irritation, and Farmar has been out since Dec. 1 with a torn left hamstring.
Jodie Meeks and Kobe Bryant will fill in at point guard.