Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Nash out two weeks

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Nov 5, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash (10) smiles to the crowd during the first half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Nash continues to struggle. The Los Angeles Lakers point guard has been in and out of the team’s lineup, with various ailments bothering him. Even though Mike D’Antoni is trying to limit the veteran’s minutes, he is still not right and will miss two weeks of action, according to Lakers.com.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash was examined today by back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins, who diagnosed Nash as having nerve root irritation.  Treatment will include an epidural block, which Nash is expected to receive tomorrow, and Nash is expected to be out of action for a minimum of two weeks.  He will be re-evaluated in approximately ten days, and an update will be given at that time.

(via Lakers.com)

Other than the fractured leg he suffered last year, Nash has had recurring back issues. At this point it doesn’t seem like he will ever get over the back problem and it’s all about managing it. It’s always sad watching a living legend such as Nash struggle like this, so hopefully he can get back on the floor soon.

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