Lakers' Steve Blake (foot) practices

Updated: October 4, 2012, 8:13 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Blake returned to the court Thursday for his first practice of the season much sooner than expected after suffering a left foot injury less than two weeks ago.

Blake suffered a deep puncture wound in his left foot when he stepped on a spike strip in a Manhattan Beach parking lot just 10 days ago. The initial estimate called for Blake to be out for up to three weeks, but the 10-year veteran ended up missing just the first two days ...

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