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Lakers News: Steve Nash Remains Persistent In Quest To Return

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

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Since being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 2012, Steve Nash’s career has been derailed by one injury after the other.

As Nash fights his way back onto the court from his latest injury — nerve issues in his back, which is a byproduct of his fractured leg from 2012, any potential success seen with a comeback may be largely tied to the soon to be 40-year-old’s relationship with Rick Celebrini.

Celebrini is a physiotherapist who has helped the likes of the Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps, and consulted for the Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Mavericks.  His partnership with Nash dates back to 2004 when the point guard was not re-signed by the Mavericks and was at a crossroads in his career.

When the Lakers embarked on their Grammy road trip, Nash flew north to Vancouver to continue with his rehab. In an interview with Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, Nash called this portion of the road to recovery “very tough.”  The goal, according to Celebrini was to help Nash strengthen his body, which would alleviate the stress he places on it.

You have to reinforce movement that puts the least amount of stress on the body. – Rick Celebrini

While many have wondered if Nash would retire if he is unable to fight his way back from injury, or be waived by the Lakers via the stretch provision, the Canadian plans on putting his best foot forward.  Based off comments made by Nash in the interview, he has every intention of returning to the basketball court and relishes the challenge he’s facing.

I came to L.A. with nothing but the highest of hopes and expectations.  But it’s been nothing but personal disappointment.  At the same time, I enjoy taking on a challenge, growing and learning from it. – Steve Nash

Nash again was able to practice on Monday and will finally return to the starting lineup on Tuesday when the Lakers play the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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Matthew Moreno is a journalist from Whittier, Calif., serving as an editor at Dodgers Nation. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Moreno also contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as a co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football.

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