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Jordan Farmar Video Update

Guard Jordan Farmar underwent surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee on December 24th. Less than a month later he participated in his first practice since the surgery. After shootaround today we caught up with Jordan to go over where he’s at in his rehab and when he expects to be back on the court.

Farmar Video Update

It’s been a little over two weeks since guard Jordan Farmar had surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. Today we caught up with him quickly to get an idea of what his day-to-day routine is like as he rehabs.

Farmar’s Surgery Successful

From the Lakers PR staff:

Lakers guard Jordan Farmar underwent successful surgery today to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee, it was announced by the team.

The surgery, which took approximately 30 minutes, was performed by Dr. Clarence Shields of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Group. Farmar is expected to be out approximately eight weeks.

Farmar suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of the Lakers game at Miami on Friday night. He is averaging 7.9 points and 2.4 assists in 19.6 minutes this season.

Farmar Injury Update

According to Lakers spokesman John Black, Jordan Farmar will have surgery on Wednesday to repair the torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. Dr. Clarence Shields of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Group will perform the surgery.

Upon the conclusion of the surgery, the Lakers will issue a release with an estimated time for Farmar’s return.

Farmar Injures Left Knee

Lakers guard Jordan Farmar suffered an injury to his left knee in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game in Miami.

Farmar had an MRI on Saturday in Orlando, which showed a tear of the lateral meniscus in his left knee. He will fly back to L.A. on Sunday where he will undergo examination by team doctors on Monday.

The team will issue an update at that time.

Pregame with Jordan Farmar

In the locker room about an hour before Wednesday night’s game against Philadelphia, Lakers point guard Jordan Farmar spent a few minutes answering a series of questions about his game and his teammates.

Here’s what we covered: Getting a chance to redeem himself the next night after a tough loss; Picking his spots in the triangle offense; Trying to simply outplay whomever’s on the floor against him and not worrying about matchups; And how NBA players gauge where to really turn up the defensive pressure (how many minutes can players physically give maximum effort, realistically?).

Farmar, even in his youth, is already among the best interviews the league, and is someone media members know can be asked almost any question … He’ll find a way to answer it, even if it’s tough. My role isn’t so much to ask tough questions as to try to get behind the generic answer with real insight, and usually Farmar’s able to provide it. Of course, sometimes players simply can’t answer questions straight up because they’re not going to (and should not) criticize a teammate or a coach. That’s something that one should always keep in mind before criticizing comments as “vanilla”. Alas, my point is, Farmar gets all of that.

See you in a few with the running diary.

Thursday Practice Report

Here’s a summary of Phil Jackson’s post-practice chat with the press, which we captured on video for your viewing pleasure:

  • When prompted about Wednesday’s victory over the Hornets, Jackson explained that the box score looked fine the next day, but that he was concerned that his team got itself in jeopardy by not executing offensively and by letting down defensively.
  • As a visiting scout told me last night, one thing the Hornets started doing was running David West along the baseline, which was pretty effective.
  • When asked about having 7-of-8 games at home, Jackson gave the old “one game at a time” answer. He doesn’t worry at all about his team’s motivation to play against some of the poorer teams record wise, like New Jersey, Chicago and Sacramento, in the least.
  • Most of the starters except for Vladimir Radmanovic and Lamar Odom sat out of a late scrimmage in practice to rest.
  • Jackson expects the Pistons to have some good and bad times after acquiring Iverson, but explained that Iverson’s activity level is going to increase what Detroit’s able to do.

    In Other News

  • I spent a few minutes talked to Sun Yue about Yao Ming, with whom he spent a little time when the Rockets were in town. Sun said that while Yao is certainly the great guy that we often hear about from anyone who knows him, his celebrity is so insane in China and other places around the world that Yao can seldom go places with the rest of the team. Sun also admitted that he’s occasionally been called “Yao!” by random people in America.
  • Luke Walton, after going through a tough practice, was still running sprints and going through shooting drills with Jordan Farmar 45 minutes after practice ended. I was going to catch up with Luke, but decided to wait until later since he didn’t seem interested in stopping any time soon. It’s of course good to see the guys who aren’t getting many minutes at a certain stage of the season to be working extra hard in practice … and after practice.
  • Stay tuned for a full interview with as I tried to learn what I could about the Detroit team heading into STAPLES on Friday night, Allen Iverson and all.

  • Portland Post-Game Videos

    Ariza, Odom, Bryant Post-Game

    Jordan Farmar 1-on-1

    Injury Update

    Lakers spokesman John Black offered an injury update following Friday’s practice:

    - An MRI from a few days ago revealed that Sasha Vujacic does have a sprained ankle, as was thought to be the case.
    - Jordan Farmar missed practice with a sore right foot.
    - D.J. Mbenga practiced for the first half of the session but sat out the second with a sore right heel.

    Player Capsule: Jordan Farmar

    Contract Status: Under contract

    After a productive rookie, Farmar came into training camp before last season in the best shape of his life, ready to show off his new-and-improved game. Jordan played in all 82 games, averaging nine points and three assists as the leading scorer off the bench for the Lakers. Specifically, the UCLA alum made great strides in his outside shooting game as he nailed an impressive 37% of his shots from beyond the three point line. Additionally, Farmar was also one of the key vocal leaders on L.A.’s much-improved bench.

    While Fisher will likely start the season at the point guard spot, Jordan should see a marginal increase on his 20 minutes per game average from 2007-08. After appearing to lose his confidence a bit in the team’s earlier playoff series against the Nuggets and the Jazz, Farmar sprung to life as a pivotal player in the Lakers’ five game series victory over the Spurs in the Conference Finals. His improved play didn’t go unnoticed either as Coach Jackson often elected to partner the guard with Vujacic during clutch time in the playoffs—a trend that could continue next season as well.