Los Angeles Lakers medical staff have confirmed that Jordan Farmar tore his left hamstring against the Portland Trailblazers last weekend, ruling him out of action for at least a month.
Farmar picked up the problem just 56 seconds into Sunday night's clash with Portland, with the Lakers eventually falling to a 114-108 defeat.
The 27-year-old had an ultrasound scan on his injured hamstring yesterday and has effectively been ruled out for the rest of 2013, according to an official press release on the Lakers' official website.
Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni is now facing a severe shortage in starting guards this week, with veteran Steve Nash still struggling with a succession of persistent back and nerve problems.
Steve Blake is also battling a hyperextended elbow suffered while deputising for Farmar, which means the Lakers could face the Sacramento Kings on Friday without a single established point guard.
D'Antoni's issues don't end there, with Pau Gasol also spraining his ankle against Portland.
Kobe Bryant could make his long-awaited return from an Achilles injury on Friday though, with the legend expected to be on the practice court in full training later today.