Training camp is still a week away, but the Lakers are already dealing with an unusual injury.
Backup point guard Steve Blake stepped on a spike strip over the weekend at a beach parking lot and sustained a puncture wound in his left foot. He can't take part in any impact exercises for about three weeks, the Lakers said Monday.
The Lakers begin exhibition play Oct. 7 against Golden State. The regular season begins Oct. 30 against Dallas.
Blake lives in Manhattan Beach and was walking barefoot when he was injured.
He averaged 5.2 points in 53 games with the Lakers last season and could face competition for minutes from reserve guard Chris Duhon, who was acquired in the Dwight Howard trade.
Blake, 32, has two more years and $8 million remaining on his contract.