Basketball: Lakers lose Farmar with torn left hamstring

Jordan Farmar #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Mirza Teletovic #33 and Reggie Evans #30 of the Brooklyn Nets battle for a loose ball during the second quarter at Barclays Center on Nov 27, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Los Angeles La
Jordan Farmar #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Mirza Teletovic #33 and Reggie Evans #30 of the Brooklyn Nets battle for a loose ball during the second quarter at Barclays Center on Nov 27, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar is expected to miss at least four weeks with his second left hamstring tear in the past month, the National Basketball Association (NBA) club announced on Wednesday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar is expected to miss at least four weeks with his second left hamstring tear in the past month, the National Basketball Association (NBA) club announced on Wednesday.

Farmar missed 10 games in December with a torn left hamstring and was hurt again on Tuesday in the Lakers' 94-79 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

An ultrasound test on Wednesday morning showed the torn spot, which was in a different location to the one he suffered Dec 1 that benched him for three and a half weeks, the team said in a statement.

Farmar's loss is another major setback for a Laker backcourt that has already lost Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Xavier Henry and Steve Blake.

The Lakers, mired in a six-game losing streak, are 13-19 with the third-worst record in the Western Conference.

Farmar has averaged 8.7 points, 4.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 22 games for the Lakers this season.

Kendall Marshall has taken over as the starting point guard for the Lakers in the wake of the injuries.