Injury Update: Blake Ready to Practice

Lakers backup point guard Steve Blake, who suffered a puncture wound to his left foot on Sept. 24, has been cleared to practice fully on Thursday.

According to team spokesman John Black, there will be no restrictions on Blake. The University of Maryland product was expected to miss at least three weeks, but will have been out only 10 days.

Blake told us at media day that he was planning on returning earlier than expected, and will prove himself right on the third day of camp.