2/2/12 Injury Update: Steve Blake

Lakers point guard Steve Blake, who has been out since Jan. 11 after suffering a costochaondral fracture (fracture of the cartilage that connects the rib to the sternum), was cleared for running on a treadmill by doctors on Tuesday prior to L.A.’s win over Charlotte.

Blake’s healing is progressing at the normal, expected pace, and there remains no specific timetable for his return. The team originally suspected that he’d be out for 3-4 weeks from the original incident, which actually occurred on Jan. 10 vs. Phoenix and was aggravated at Utah the next night.

Blake will join the team on the 6-game Grammy trip for which they take flight on Thursday afternoon.