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Steve Blake has the Chicken Pox

Apr 12, 2011, 5:39 PM EDT


According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Lakers guard Steve Blake is expected to miss some time…because of the chicken pox:

Steve Blake did not make it to shootaround on Tuesday because of an illness.

The team announced later Tuesday afternoon that Blake has chicken pox and would not play Tuesday; beyond that, he is out indefinitely.

In general, people with Chicken Pox are expected to be contagious for around four or five days after they begin experiencing symptoms, so Blake will probably be out until the playoffs. Blake has been underperforming this season, but his loss will make an already-thin Laker bench even thinner. At least we know that Blake won’t ever have to miss time with the Chicken Pox again.

  1. jstrizzle - Apr 12, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    “At least we know that Blake won’t ever have to miss time with the Chicken Pox again.”

    Unless he has Herpes and it presents itself again as Shingles. In which case then everyone will know he has Herpes

    • purdueman - Apr 13, 2011 at 6:20 AM

      My moneys on genital crabs, or he wouldn’t keep scratching his nuts so much as those little critters keep moving around down there!

  2. purdueman - Apr 13, 2011 at 6:18 AM

    Someone on the Lakers team medical staff needs to get fired. First of all, chicken pox although more of a nuisance in childhood can be deadly if caught as an adult. Second of all, it’s one of THE most contagious airborne diseases there is; and finally, THERE’S A VACCINE FOR IT, YOU DUMMIES!!!

  3. andyhr17 - Apr 13, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    Shouldn’t Phil Jackson have taken him to go play with other kids with Chicken Pox back in the pre-season. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do as a parent/coach?

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