Sunday, November 4th, 2012 at 9:15 am  |  7 responses

Steve Nash Out At Least One Week With Fractured Fibula

As if an 0-3 start wasn’t bad enough, the Lakers were given even more unfortunate news yesterday, when the team learned point guard Steve Nash will be out at least a week with a fractured fibula. More via ESPN Los Angeles: “Steve Nash has a small fracture in his left leg and will be out of the Los Angeles Lakers’ lineup for at least another week. The Lakers announced the results of the point guard’s MRI exam Saturday. Nash suffered a small fracture to his fibula in a collision with Portland rookie Damian Lillard on Wednesday night. He missed the Lakers’ 105-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night, when the Lakers dropped to 0-3 for the first time in 34 years. Nash, 38, said he was ‘hopeful’ to play in the Clippers game, and Lakers coach Mike Brown said the point guard had ‘made progress’ in the days following his injury. That was before the team knew about the non-displaced fracture at the head of Nash’s fibula.”

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  • Hursty

    Well, on the bright side, the fibula isn’t a true weight-bearing/balance bone in the lower leg. You could (theoretically) remove it without any severe anatomical repercussions. So there’s that. So if it’s a small fracture, it shouldn’t be too troublesome in the long-term.
    Hope he has a speedy recovery.

    (First major injury for him since he signed with PHX > onwards too)

  • MikeC.

    If Nash is away from the Suns training staff for another month, he’s going to either turn to dust or explode on the court.

  • Rainman

    lol, it has nothing to do with being injury prone… he got stepped on. it was an accident. it coulda happened to anyone,whether they be 39, or 19.

  • spit hot fiyah

    the good news for portland fans is that lillard’s legs seem to made out of solid steel

  • 182

    I count the nose bleed that wouldn’t stop in the playoffs as major considering the context

  • Caleb

    I see what you’re saying (weight-bearing wise), but there are still a lot of key muscular attachments to the fibula that would leave him prone to ankle/knee/hip instability if it was taken out. Regardless, Steve takes great care of his body, so I’m sure he’ll make a smooth recovery.

  • MikeC.

    I’m gravely concerned about Grant Hill’s health post-Suns. His ankle is likely to create a brand new, never seen before type of injury now. Maybe it’ll become contagious.