Farmar Feels “Great” After First Game Back

After missing 17 games since injuring his knee on Dec. 19 at Miami, Jordan Farmar returned unexpectedly on Sunday in L.A.’s 99-85 victory over San Antonio.

After coming back to the Lakers in half the expected eight weeks, Farmar contributed heavily in the form of 14 points (5-of-7 shooting), two assists and a steal, while his presence allowed Derek Fisher to play only 25 minutes.

Following Monday’s practice, Farmar was asked how his knee responded to his first live action since before Santa came.

“I felt great,” he said. “We went today, no problems. It feels just like the other (knee). I just put ice on it to be cautious (and for) maintenance.

I know the structure of the knee now. I got a little model and everything. There’s nothing wrong with my knee joint – everything is stable and in tact and ready to go.”

Next up for Farmar is a date with the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday at STAPLES Center, leading into L.A.’s first of two long road trips that commences Friday evening in Minnesota.