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Steve Nash to miss at least another week with injury

Nov 17, 2012, 1:38 AM EDT

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The Lakers announced on Friday that Steve Nash would be out at least another week as he continues to recover from the non-displaced leg fracture that has sidelined him for the last seven games.

Nash will miss new head coach Mike D’Antoni’s expected debut this Sunday at home against the Rockets, and will likely miss the four games after that before being reevaluated once the team returns from a three-game road trip.

There continues to be no timetable for Nash to return, so these updates will continue to trickle in as the rehabilitation process continues.

The Lakers are in championship-or-bust mode this season, so there’s no point in rushing Nash back into the equation in November when all eyes in Los Angeles are focused on what happens in April, May, and (optimistically) June.

L.A. had little trouble with Nash’s former Phoenix Suns team on Friday, and cruised to a 114-102 victory which was the team’s third win in its last four games.

  1. charlescub80 - Nov 17, 2012 at 1:40 AM

    Old man river will be back before you know it.

  2. iamjimmyjack - Nov 17, 2012 at 2:07 AM

    Take ur time Nash. Well need u later more than we need u now. Get well soon tho. Can’t wait to see dude play with d12

  3. BigBeachBall - Nov 17, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    stalling for dantoni

  4. chargerdillon - Nov 17, 2012 at 3:46 AM

    Am I the only one who thinks he’d be better off running the bench squad anyways and leaving the current starting roster as is?

    Imagine if he was running the pick and roll with the B team. Everybody says he’s the master of it. The lakers starting 5 is holding it’s on in every possible way since Brown left, if they just threw Nash in with the horrible Lakers bench surely they’d be better than what they are.

    Nash is only playing bench minutes anyways….am I crazy on this idea?

    • manchestermiracle - Nov 17, 2012 at 8:53 AM


    • abchome - Nov 17, 2012 at 3:39 PM

      Yes, holding their own against Golden State, Sacramento and Phoenix…

  5. dgbk - Nov 17, 2012 at 5:23 AM

    @ charger

    why would u want the best pick and roll pg, playin with jordan hill and not howard/kobe?? especially in an offense he knows cause he ran it for yrs. im sure he will play well no matter which unit just dont make much sense to me for him to be a 6th man.

  6. manchestermiracle - Nov 17, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Nash needs to heal fully before he returns. Plus, this is one way of limiting his minutes, although it’s likely D’Antoni won’t overuse him like a certain former coach would have. A month saved at the start of the season may help Nash at the end of it.

  7. money2long - Nov 17, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    honest question..anyone think the lakers should’ve taken a look at adding nate robinson in the offseason?

  8. magicbucs - Nov 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Nash is old and the body doesn’t heal fast when you’re old. It does break down fast tho. I’d be surprised if nash plays more than 55 games this season. Either way lakers aren’t going to win anything this season and Dwight will leave.

  9. imthedudedude - Nov 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Hahaha they had little trouble and cruised to a victory? If that’s what u like to call that last night. They were neck and neck all the way to the end of the 3rd until the suns turned it over and didn’t get any help from the refs. 7-0 run to end the 3rd. Starters were playing the whole game for LA while suns emptied their bench with 3 min to go down by 10. Way to look at the score and assume what happened buddy.

  10. pistol7pete - Nov 17, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Bitter much, aha

  11. lakerluver - Nov 17, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Ohhh, but when he does return the LAKERS are going to be a thing of beauty!!

  12. kavika6 - Nov 18, 2012 at 7:04 AM

    He’s worthless.

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