Steve Nash Reportedly Suffering from Nerve Irritation in Left Leg

by December 11, 2012

Despite recent optimism from Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni, Steve Nash says he won’t be able to play for at least another two weeks. According to Yahoo! Sports, Nash has nerve irritation in his left leg (which suffered a small fracture last month): “Nash appeared set to return from a non-displaced fractured left fibula about three to four weeks ago. His fibula has healed well, but what caused the setback was a nerve irritation that surfaced in the leg during his rehabilitation, sources said. The nerve caused Nash pain any time he put pressure on it. The irritation is steadily improving for Nash and he is expected to play before the end of the month, sources said. Nash suffered the broken fibula on Nov. 1 against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Lakers originally thought the injury was just a bone bruise, but an MRI showed worse. Nash can run and has been doing dribbling and conditioning drills in hopes of maintaining his conditioning. The 38-year-old, however, hasn’t been cleared to fully participate in practice.”