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Lakers Injury News: Steve Nash Disputes Injury Story, Won’t Play Friday Reviewed by Momizat on . Steve Nash has not suited up for the Lakers since November. He has been working out recently and looks to be returning soon, but apparently hit a setback, tweak Steve Nash has not suited up for the Lakers since November. He has been working out recently and looks to be returning soon, but apparently hit a setback, tweak Rating: 0
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Lakers Injury News: Steve Nash Disputes Injury Story, Won’t Play Friday

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Steve Nash has not suited up for the Lakers since November. He has been working out recently and looks to be returning soon, but apparently hit a setback, tweaking his back. Nash, spoke to the OC Register’s Janis Carr and disputed that report:

With Nash’s history of back problems, and his advancing age, the story was not too far-fetched to believe, but it is good news to hear that Nash didn’t get hurt by something as basic as getting out of bed.

Unfortunately for the Lakers, this did not improve Nash’s status for Friday night’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats as Nash will miss that game as well:

It was foolish to assume that Nash would return without a couple of practices under his belt to first to see how his body responds. With so many injuries, the Lakers would be happy to see any of their hurt players return. With Kobe Bryant out for at least another three weeks, the Lakers could really use Nash’s leadership and veteran presence in the locker room.

Kendall Marshall has played exceptionally well in the absence of Nash and the rest of the Laker point guards, but the sooner he can return, the better for the Lakers.

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ICYMI: Kobe Bryant will be out at least three more weeks


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  • Jim213

    (pun) to the circumstance

  • Marty Susman

    Steve NEEDS to go with a Medical, then the Lakers can re/hire as an asst. coach to train young points of the future….

  • jeff

    Nash is being a selfish idiot for not retiring and letting the Lakers move on.

    • hookedonnews

      Steve Nash has never been a selfish player, and he’s not being selfish now. Why should he retire if he’s able to play? He’s going to get paid regardless. Maybe you think players should put the financial interests of the team above their own interests. That rarely happens, and when it does it doesn’t involve players retiring. They may take less money, but they’re not going to walk away to please fans who don’t appreciate them or to open up cap space. This is a business. Teams don’t hesitate to shaft players when it’s in their interest to do so. Nash wants to play. He wants to help the team and believes he can do that. If you were in the same position you would probably do the same thing. He’s wants to earn the money he’s being paid. There’s nothing selfish about that. It’s hard for any athlete to walk away from the game, especially when this all came about because of a freak injury. Nash is a class guy. It’s too bad that so many fans in LA have so little respect for someone like him. He may not be able to stay healthy and play, but retiring should be his decision.

  • hookedonnews

    The reporting on Nash is rarely accurate. Always best to hear it from the source and not run with every rumor out there. I thought it was unlikely that he would be back on the court Friday. The original statement was that he would be evaluated on the 28th. You don’t step onto the court 2 days after being evaluated without getting in some practice time to see how it goes.

  • Robert L. I.

    Well one thing I don’t need any so called sports writer to tell me is Nash had no problem playing soccer all summer, but now he’s too injured to play b-ball. For the love of Gawd retire Mr. Nash… you are done!

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