Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at 10:20 am  |  13 responses

Steve Nash to Miss at Least 2 Weeks Due to Back Pain

The back doctor didn’t have any good news for Steve Nash. He will be out a minimum of two weeks with nerve root irritation, as frustration continues to mount for the veteran point guard. From the press release and LA Daily News: “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. [...] ‘It’s slowly getting worse and worse,’ Nash said. He said those words so matter-of-factly Monday at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo. But that’s a chilling assessment for a player the Lakers had hoped could provide a compelling sequel to Mike D’Antoni’s offense that he ran in Phoenix that earned him two NBA league MVPs. But a year after missing a combined 32 games because of a fractured left leg and persisting back and hamstring issues, Nash has experienced more ailments. His back and hamstring problems have emerged, while also nursing a sore left ankle, a stiff neck and pain in his quads. Add it all up, and Nash has only averaged 6.7 points on 26.1 percent shooting in 22.5 minutes while also missing two games on the second night of back-to-back contests. [...] ‘I’m just staying positive and hungry,’ Nash said. ‘It’s hard everyday to keep fighting uphill. I also have to weigh it against the fact that I still really love playing and I want to be a part of this group. That makes it worthwhile, but there are days when it’s a big challenge.’”

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  • jmm

    Steve Nash to Miss at Least 2 Weeks Due to Old

  • spit hot fiyah

    back pain just got diagnosed with steve nashitis

  • 360

    Just lowering his career stats more and more…One of my fav players to suit up but might be time to fall back and focus on Canadian National team, at least he will have moderate success turning them into a top team. (He’s the current CEO btw)

  • LLC#12

    I’d like to see him coach them in the future. If they’d have made the world champs this summer, part of me hoped he’d come out of retirement for one last run, with what would be by far the most talented Canada squad in a long time/ever.

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  • Saleem Rainman

    TBH 2 weeks isnt exactly bad news, bad news would have been the doc telling him he needed to retire otherwise the situation could cause him issues past retirement. 2 weeks, imo, was like a best case scenario.

  • Harvey

    Well, they’ve applied for a Wildcard for the World Cup, so they still could make it. But Nash won’t be suiting up if they did lol…

  • LLC#12

    True, but of the 15 teams to apply for wildcards, I can’t see FIBA putting Canada in their top 4. China are a shoe in to get a wildcard, and Brazil, Greece and Russia will probably get the other 3. In a way its a shame that the continental championships had so many upsets, the world cup won’t really be the best 24 teams in the world imo.

  • Silky Johnson

    D’antoni should pull a Popovich and just write “DNP Old” on IR

  • jmm

    Haha, glad someone got that reference, that’s what I was getting at

  • Mark Estrada

    come on Steve retirement is calling your name. you wouldnt want to be remembered as the old guy desperately trying to win a championship with his limbs falling apart, i sure would love to hear the legendary shooter come up first next to your name.

  • deebo

    I bet he misses the medical staff in phx. they kept shaq, grant hill, and steve nash all healthy. All went on to have injury plagued seasons after they left.

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