An MRI taken Thursday afternoon revealed that Lakers guard Jodie Meeks has a partial ligament tear in his sprained left ankle, according to a league source.

The Lakers had listed Meeks as doubtful to play in Game 3 Friday of their first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs before he received the MRI. Meeks will continue to take anti-inflammaroties and receive treatment in hopes that he can play, according to the source. But that prospect appears unlikely. As of late Thursday night, Meeks couldn’t even wear shoes due to the swelling surrounding his left ankle, the source said.

Meanwhile, the Lakers are also nursing injuries elswhere. Kobe Bryant remains sidelined for the remainder of the season because of a torn left Achilles tendon that kept him out for the previous five games. Lakers guard Steve Blake is considered out indefinitely after an ultrasound Thursday confirmed a moderate right hamstring strain. Lakers guard Steve Nash is considered doubtful after receiving two epidural injections in his back and a cortisone shot in his right hip on Thursday.

Meeks didn’t play in the Lakers’ 102-91 Game 2 loss Wednesday to San Antonio after missing the past two practices. Meeks believed he could suit up. But he said he felt otherwise after going through pre-game warmups.

“I wanted to see if I could go, but I couldn’t really move,” Meeks said after the Game 2 loss. “Unfortunately, it’s disappointing. Everybody wants to play especially in the playoffs. It was a tough call to make but I felt like I wouldn’t have been helping the team out if I was out there.”