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Steve Nash out at least a week with non-displaced leg fracture

Nov 3, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT

Lakers guard Steve Nash talks to head coach Mike Brown during their NBA basketball season opening game against Dallas

The news surrounding the Lakers isn’t getting better anytime soon.

The team announced today that Steve Nash has a non-displaced fracture in his left leg, and will be out at least a week. The official release:

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash was examined by team doctor Steve Lombardo and had an MRI exam. Results of the MRI showed a small non-displaced fracture in the head of his fibula (left leg).

The injury occurred in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s game in Portland against the Trail Blazers. Nash is expected to be out a minimum of a week. He will be re-examined and an update on his condition will be given at that time.

Still no time to panic, but at a minimum, this is yet another setback to add to the list of the Lakers’ early-season troubles.

A quick look at the schedule shows that L.A. might be without Nash for four games over the next eight days: Home against Detroit tomorrow, at Utah Wednesday, home against the Warriors Friday, and home against Sacramento on Sunday.

There aren’t any world-beaters standing in the Lakers’ way during that stretch, but a team without a win in three tries this season can’t afford to overlook anyone, especially without its full complement of players.

If the timetable holds relatively true, Nash could possibly be set to return Tuesday Nov. 13 for a home contest against the Spurs.

  1. BigBeachBall - Nov 3, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    fibula fractures heal in 8 days now?

    • progress2011 - Nov 3, 2012 at 11:21 PM

      Beach….Definitely not,

      It’s such a small bone but very critical to the stability of the lower leg.

      Since the fracture is near the head, closer to the knee, it may be more painful than other fractures to that bone.

      It can heal quickly for a young man in his 20’s, with lots of rest and therapy.

      But Nash is at an age, where Testosterone starts to drop and bones become more brittle. With his style of play, It may take him a little longer, before he is capable of being effective on the court…..unless he is heavily medicated.


  2. jerdogthompson - Nov 3, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    That was a good old fashion whooping last night at the hand of the Clippers. Loving this. Best of luck Fak-Laker fans. It can only get better…….Bwaaaahhhhaahhahahhahahah

  3. captainwisdom8888 - Nov 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    I can’t help but rejoice in the misery of this team and their fans.

    • eugenesaxe - Nov 3, 2012 at 11:23 PM

      They say money can’t buy happiness. However, watching the Lakers spend a ton and lose makes me smile.

  4. Zammael - Nov 3, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    “To feel envy is human, to savor schadenfreude is devilish” — Schopenhauer

  5. silverdeer - Nov 3, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Osteoporosis catches up with you when you age.

  6. spthegr8 - Nov 3, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    TROLLS!!! GO AWAY!!!!

  7. delusionalcardsfan - Nov 3, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    Nothin but good news from the Lakers. GO SUNS!

  8. eugenesaxe - Nov 3, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Lillard’s the man, he’s already gone from breaking ankles to breaking legs.

  9. Foul Dwimmerlaik - Nov 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    Funny how haters relish and rejoice on the misfortunes of Laker players.

    I guess that’s the only way their teams can even have a modicum of hope that they don’t get beat by the Lakers onwards to banner 17.

    Pathetic, really.

    • eugenesaxe - Nov 4, 2012 at 12:30 AM

      Nah, it sucks that Nash got hurt.
      It IS funny that LA lost with Nash/howard/Kobe all playing.
      It IS funny that howard can hit 15/19 FT and still lose.
      It IS funny that Kobe can score 40 and still lose.
      It IS funny that LA fans think they can always buy a title.

      • Foul Dwimmerlaik - Nov 4, 2012 at 9:36 AM

        You know what is even funnier?

        At the end of the day, I’d still have the Lakers franchise’s accomplishments anytime over your pathetic team’s record. Given the numbers of banners and the consistency of being relevant through THE DECADES, it’s a no-brainer to choose what the Lakers did and got over what your team has ever offered its fans.

        So yeah, it’s easier to accept this minor setback.

        Why doesn’t the Lakers franchise be more magnanimous and let others win for a change?

        Simple really.

        The Lakers franchise will never settle for mediocrity. 2nd place is never an option. Talk is cheap. They let their consistent actions through the years be the follow through that there are no moral victories short of a championship.

  10. badintent - Nov 4, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Nash is on his way to Germany for the Kobe Blood treatment. Nice of Busse to give Nash his private jet..Is Derek Fisher available ?

  11. tomdrec42 - Nov 4, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Why haven’t they signed delonte west and cut Dijon yet?

  12. omniusprime - Nov 4, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    A shame that Kupcake went brain dead and did not bring in a good young point guard, one who could play defense against the crop of good small point guards. No he had to bring in Ancient Nash and now that’s a bust as Nash is injured. Now we’re stuck with Steve Flake starting as point guard. Where the heck is Derek Fisher? Why hasn’t Kupcake gotten the bright idea to sign up Fish and dump the Flake? Maybe Duhon can get some playing time and rapidly improve to displace the Flake as the backup point guard.

    Oh and fire that idiot Buss Boy and bring back the beautiful, intelligent Daughter who did such a great job keeping Phil Jackson around, she has more smarts than her idiot brother ever will.

  13. themagicfanguy - Nov 4, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Incorrect. 2nd place is the fakers ONLY option. unless they catch up to the C’s at some point which is looking doubtful.

    • Foul Dwimmerlaik - Nov 4, 2012 at 6:15 PM

      Looking at those 16 banners in the rafters, I say that your argument doesn’t hold water. Just pure vitriolic hate coupled with envy knowing that YOUR franchise couldn’t even achieve 1/16 of what the Lakers already have.

      Fakers my gluteus maximus. What does that make of your team then, huh? Nothing but bovine fecal matter.

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