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You're going to need more than a broken nose to stop Steve Nash

May 24, 2010, 3:08 PM EDT

Nash_Nose.jpgSteve Nash has a broken nose.

Officially, he has “a minimally displaced nasal fracture with displaced cartilage,” as Yahoo’s Mark Spears tweeted. That is still a fancy way of saying he has a broken nose.

He will have to have a minor procedure to correct it, but he is not going to miss any game time.

Nash was in a pretty light mood after the game when talking about it.

I don’t think I broke it, I think I rearranged it,” Nash said in a televised interview on

The injury happened when Derek Fisher inadvertently hit Nash in the nose with his head while reaching in to steal the ball late in the game. Fisher was called for a foul on the play.

  1. mick the ripper - May 24, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    Steve Nash has proved himself to be one of the toughest guys in the NBA. Just imagine if any other player on the court took that shot, including Kobe, they would be on the ground crying like a baby for 5 mins. Lakers need to bang him up a little earlier in the game next time, it seems to light a fire in him and seems to hit every shot after that. Just about every player in the game can take a page out of Steve’s book and toughen up a little.

  2. Foul Dwimmerlaik - May 24, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    Nash is a warrior and you’ve got to respect that. However, Kobe and the Lakers crying like a baby had it happen to them? What’s your basis? Kobe? Who has a litany of injuries throughout the season? Just because Nash’s injury is more visual and bloody at that, it doesn’t make his injury more painful and more bothersome than Kobe’s injured shooting hand. Now, had you mentioned Paul Pierce instead, I would have agreed with your post 100%.

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