Tuesday , Dec , 23 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Jordan Farmar Likely to Need Surgery

Reporting from Memphis, Tenn. — Two Los Angeles doctors concurred that Jordan Farmar needs surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee, leaving the injured Lakers guard to determine the time, date and doctor for the procedure.

There’s a slight chance Farmar would wait to see whether the injury felt better on its own, though team doctor Steve Lombardo and L.A.-area knee specialist Byron Patterson each said Farmar should undergo a surgery that could sideline him up to eight weeks.

"We’re not happy about it, obviously, but this is what we go through in an NBA season," Coach Phil Jackson said. "These timetables can be four to six [weeks], six to eight [weeks]. We’re looking at a time period that’s significant."