EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake will be
sidelined for at least three weeks after puncturing his left foot on a spike
strip in a parking garage.
announced Blake’s injury Monday.
point guard will be held out of any impact exercises for about three weeks. Los
Angeles opens training camp next Monday, Oct. 1, with its first preseason game
center Dwight Howard also won’t be participating immediately in Lakers camp
while recuperating from offseason back surgery.
expected to be Steve Nash’s backup this season. Blake averaged 5.2 points and
3.3 assists last season for the Lakers in his second season with the club while
primarily backing up Derek Fisher and Ramon Sessions.