Posted November 12, 2013

Steve Nash out at least two weeks with back injury

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Steve Nash will have his back injury re-evaluated in 10 days. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Steve Nash will have his back injury re-evaluated in 10 days. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will be out at least two weeks with “nerve root irritation” in his back, the team said in a statement.

The Lakers announced the setback for Nash after he was examined Monday by back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins, who made the diagnosis. Nash will receive an epidural block on Tuesday. The Lakers said that he will be re-evaluated within 10 days.

Nash played just 13 minutes in the Lakers’ 113-90 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night before coming out of the game because of pain in both his back and hamstrings. Nash has sat out in two games already this season to rest during back-to-back stretches of games.

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The 39-year-old Nash is averaging just 6.7 points and 4.8 assists per game so far this season.


1 comments
Mark112
Mark112

Wasn't if just two days ago that Nash claimed he'd play through the 2014-2015 season? Apparently he left his game in Phoenix, Dallas or in a court room fighting for custody of his kids while shortchanging his ex on the terms of their supposed arrangement. It's too bad he didn't win a title with the Suns; he deserves it as does the team's long deprived fans.