steve blake

After further evaluation, it has been determined that Lakers guard Steve Blake will be out approximately three to four weeks due to the costochaondral fracture (fracture of the cartilage that connects the rib to the sternum) he originally suffered during the Lakers’ game against Phoenix on Tuesday and aggravated in Wednesday’s game at Utah.

Blake is the fifth leading scorer on the Lakers this season, averaging 7.3 points and 2.8 assists in 24.3 minutes per game, coming off the bench behind starting point guard Derek Fisher.