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Lakers guard Farmar ruled out for two months
Updated: 2008-12-25 10:32

NBA - Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar is expected to be sidelined for two months after having knee surgery on Wednesday, the NBA team said in a statement.

Los Angeles Lakers' Jordan Farmar (L) defends against Miami Heat's Mario Chalmers during third quarter NBA basketball action in Miami December 19, 2008. [Agencies] 

Farmar, 22, tore the lateral meniscus in his left knee during Friday's 89-87 defeat by the Miami Heat and was advised to have surgery after being examined by two doctors.

A backup guard to Derek Fisher, Farmar is averaging 7.9 points on 40.5 percent shooting this season, his third with the Lakers.