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Lakers News: Steve Nash Out Four More Weeks With Back Injury Reviewed by Momizat on . On November 10, Steve Nash suffered a setback after being diagnosed with nerve root irritation in his back. While the recovery timetable was initially two weeks On November 10, Steve Nash suffered a setback after being diagnosed with nerve root irritation in his back. While the recovery timetable was initially two weeks Rating: 0
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Lakers News: Steve Nash Out Four More Weeks With Back Injury

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On November 10, Steve Nash suffered a setback after being diagnosed with nerve root irritation in his back. While the recovery timetable was initially two weeks, Nash has been out for more than a month. Although he practiced before the Lakers’ road trip, it appears he will be out much longer.

After the Los Angeles Lakers received news that Kobe Bryant will be out six weeks with a knee fracture, Nash will need an additional four weeks before being re-evaluated again according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:

Since suffering the leg fracture in his first season with the Lakers, Nash has been unable to get healthy. While the two-time MVP worked vigorously during the off-season to get himself back in shape, he dealt with numerous nagging injuries during training camp that carried into the season.

Although there have been rumors about Nash retiring, he has stated numerous times that he has no intentions to do so and wants to play out the remainder of his contract. With Nash out at least four more weeks, Xavier Henry will be the Lakers’ point guard moving forward until Jordan Farmar or Steve Blake return from their own injuries.
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Steve Nash Reacts To The News Of Being Out Four More Weeks, Misses Joy Of Playing Basketball


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  • Dragon7s

    Smoke and mirrors…Nash isn’t coming back, ever!

    Congrats on a great HOF career and thanks for trying to help the Lakers win another title!
    Time to ride off into the sunset and enjoy watching your kids grow up.
    All the best!

  • C*HarrisTHEboss

    More lies from an increasingly inept front office – let Howard walk for nothing …standing pat and believing in D’Antoni is just stupid

    • Dragon7s

      The FO is smarter than we sometimes give them credit for.

      Think about it…

      The Lakers are a multi-billion dollar enterprise.
      Keeping the aging injury-prone Vets on the team coupled with a bunch of one-year low risk contracts for former lottery busts pretty much ensured that the Lakers would be a lottery team without actually looking like they were trying to be.

      The perfect anti-tanking tanking strategy!

      The FO will have the last laugh in the face of Stern’s infamous ‘basketball reasons’ veto of the CP3 trade. ;)

      • C*HarrisTHEboss

        But be real – regardless of all that – letting Howard walk without trading him was a monumental blunder by the FO. We would not be having ANY of these conversations had Mitch seen the writing on the wall.

        • Dragon7s

          I wouldn’t necessarily call it a blunder…hindsight is 20/20.

          They honestly thought, mistakenly, that DH would want to stay with the Lakers and become the face of the franchise for the next few years.
          What they, including Kobe, failed to realise that is DH thinks like a little kid and has no concept of the bigger picture (who knew?).
          Now he’s mired in Houston with a highly-paid, extremely talented frontcourt mate that is trying desperately to get away from him.

          He’ll never win a championship in Houston and not only that, will lose millions of $$$’s in sponsorship money in the process.

          I liken it to offering a 10 yr-old the choice between a full-ride scholarship to the university of their choice or the latest xbox with all the candy and soda they can consume. DH chose the xbox.

          • Zimmeredge

            dh12 to stay in LAL? when they prefered D’antoni over Jackson (that was dwight’s preference) and assure him that he is your future… keep Pau Gasol…. Kobe was not the problem. in the end it was a problem but too many pieces.

            this season roster’s dwight in but Pau out…. it could’ve work….

          • Dragon7s

            It was never going to work with D12.
            The Lakers realised that soon after he signed which is why they made a lukewarm attempt to keep him.

          • mOO

            I commend you Dragon for your comments…. don’t think I’ve ever said that on an internet blog.

  • lakers_824

    Nash is a waste man get rid of him already his 4 weeks is more like 4 months.

  • Nick The Quick

    They need to stop waiting out on nash and pick up guys. If they added a 3rd back up way before Nash went down, then the load wouldn’t have fallen on Blake and Kobe. What happened to Farmar was just unfortunate. But if they added like barbosa, augustin, shannon brown, or morris, then we wouldn’t be pushing guys like Blake and Kobe too much.

  • J Lee

    Yes, 4 weeks and another 6 weeks after that…we loves you Steve but please just retired.

  • jeremy

    nash just need to retire doesnt look like he going to be healthy any time soon.

  • Gregory Choa

    I have no doubt that Nash will end up “retiring” with the Lakers essentially now out of the playoff hunt with Kobe out for 6-8 weeks. This should qualify the Lakers as beneficiaries of the medical retirement provision, in which case the rest of Nash’s deal comes off the Lakers books after this season.

    • Jim213

      But you said he’d return to tell everyone different?! (pun)

  • Marty Susman

    NO, he needs to be gone 100% out on medical…..

  • Jim213

    Nash will be the old Nash they said… he’ll give the fans their money’s worth they said… while helping them to make the playoff they said. #anotherbadmove

  • king kirk

    f that steve need to stop being greedy and collecting checks because that’s all he’s doing I mean how u go all summer and play soccer but u cant play 6 games of bball.. he is not a laker and don’t give a fuck about the lakers either if Mitch wanted to win he would trade him and bring in youth with a great skill set.

  • Lakers4Life

    Nash and all this “extending XX more weeks” is pitiful. Hope he retires ASAP so that the Lakers organization can worry about other imminent items, such as getting rid of that clown Dumbtoni.

    • Joseph Apohen

      I agree about Nash. He is being greedy. The Lakers should negotiate with Nash so that he could retire without both parties losing too much. It is easy to look back now, but the organization made a big mistake in bringing in Nash and Howard thinking they could help with championship. Nash is too old and D12 was coming from a serious injury and I don’t think he will can win a championship anywhere anyway. He’s got talent but no heart of a champion, and the man wanted the Lakers to get rid of Kobe so he could be the face of the francise? What a joke!! As far as MDA is concern I think the man is doing well with the hand he’s dealt. I don’t think anyone else could have done better. Stop dreaming of PJ. Just like John Wooden, Jackson is not coming back. He is old too and is no longer suited for the demands of the NBA. Let’s face it. We are not going to win the championship for at least the next three years. Whomever management brings in will take time to develop them to a championship caliber. Hopefully the Lakers can bring in Love and Westbrook when they become available. There will only be a short window to enjoy them as they will also be older by that time. Hopefully we can bring someone big and reliable for the middle. By that time Cousins will have matured and Pau should be retired.

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