Lakers News: Jordan Farmar strains groin during practice


The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t even played a game since last Friday, though they still find a way to get injured.

According to a tweet from Lakers.com reporter Mike Trudell, point guard Jordan Farmar strained his right groin during today’s practice session and will see specialist Dr. Podesta either today or tomorrow morning in order to get a second opinion.

The Lakers next play on Wednesday at home against the San Antonio Spurs, though it’s unclear right now whether Farmar will be able to participate.

If Farmar does need to sit this one out, it appears that Kendall Marshall will see a large amount of minutes at the point guard position, with other players such as Jodie Meeks, Kent Bazemore, Xavier Henry and maybe even MarShon Brooks taking over the ball handling duties when Marshall goes to the bench.

As with the majority of the players on this roster, this has been a frustrating season for Farmar who has only been able to play in 36 of the team’s 66 games so far this year.

However, when he has been able to get onto the court, Farmar has averaged 10.4 points and 4.7 assists in 21.9 minutes per game while shooting 45 percent from three-point range.

The 27-year-old L.A. native is set to become a free agent this summer, though it’s not yet clear whether the Lakers will look to retain his services.

Written by Ross Pickering

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