Steve Blake out for six weeks with elbow injury

Steve Blake #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket around Derrick Favors #15 of the Utah Jazz in the second half at Staples Center on October 22, 2013
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Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Blake will miss at least six weeks with an elbow ligament tear.

The Los Angeles Lakers have confirmed that Steve Blake will miss at least six weeks with an elbow injury.

An MRI scan has revealed that the point guard has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right arm sustained during the loss to the Washington Wizards at the end of last month.

The 33-year-old told ESPN: "If I was a baseball player, I probably would have surgery, but we're thinking with time and a [platelet-rich plasma] injection, we think that will be sufficient enough to heal it up.

"I went for the steal and kind of jammed my arm up into his body. I think that's when I tore it."

With Steve Nash and Jordan Farmar also out injured, shooting guard Kobe Bryant is expected to fill in at point guard during the Lakers' upcoming four-game road trip.

Jordan Farmar #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Travis Outlaw #25 of the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on November 24, 2013
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