Steve Nash Reportedly Aims to Play on Saturday

by December 18, 2012

The Los Angeles Lakers are slowly beginning to regain their health — Pau Gasol could return to the lineup tonight against the Charlotte Bobcats, and Steve Nash may be back before Christmas. Per Yahoo! Sports: “Steve Nash is eyeing a return to the Los Angeles Lakers’ lineup Saturday against the Golden State Warriors if practice goes well this week, sources said. Nash, 38, had a light practice workload Monday. He has missed 23 games this season after suffering a fractured left fibula on Nov. 1 against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Lakers might have three days’ worth of workouts in between Tuesday’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats and Saturday against the Warriors. The Lakers originally thought the injury was just a bone bruise, but an MRI showed worse. Nash appeared set to return about a month ago after his fibula healed, but he had a setback due to a nerve irritation.”