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Steve Nash injury: Lakers guard will miss rest of season

Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni announced that Steve Nash won't play again this season.

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Steve Nash shines in return to Lakers

The 40-year-old point guard played 19 minutes for Los Angeles on Friday night.


Nash plans to return to Lakers Friday

Previously ruled done for the season, Nash is expected to return to the Lakers' lineup on Friday against the Wizards.


Nash gives reasons for delaying retirement

Nash's body is betraying him, but he has several sources of motivation to keep playing, including a $9.7 million contract for next season, an undying love for the game and the critics who think he's washed up.


Steve Nash done for the season

Mike D'Antoni told reporters on Thursday the point guard will be out for the rest of the season.

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Nash returns, Lakers beat Golden State in OT

This is the moment Laker fans had been waiting for since Mike D'Antoni was named coach. Steve Nash returned to the lineup to run his former, now-current, coach's offense.


Nash to return Saturday night, per report

The long-awaited return of Lakers point guard Steve Nash will come against the Warriors tonight, according to a report.


Steve Nash guarantees he'll play on Christmas day

Steve Nash is expected to make his highly-anticipated return on Christmas Day after showing no ill-effects after Thursday's scrimmage.


Steve Nash maybe back Saturday

The Lakers point guard might be back on Saturday for his first game since suffering a broken fibula Oct. 31.


Nash will miss at least 2 more weeks

Lakers head coach says return of Nash may not come for another two weeks.


Steve Nash still uncertain of return

Steve Nash has been out since Oct. 31 with a fractured left fibula.


Steve Nash will miss at least 3 more Lakers games

The point guard has been out since Oct. 31 and was replaced in the lineup by Steve Blake and Darius Morris.


Steve Nash to miss at least another week

Lakers guard Steve Nash was re-evaluated on Friday and will be out at least one more week.


Steve Nash expected to 7-10 days

Steve Nash is expected to miss the next 7-to-10 days, after he suffered a fracture in his left leg versus the Portland Trail Blazers last Wednesday, according to Ken Berger of

Nash went down with the injury in the first half after stepping on the foot of Portland point guard Damian Lillard. Nash started the third quarter, but pulled himself out of the game after the first possession. Nash had two points, four assists and four rebounds before exiting the game.

Nash recorded seven points and four assists in his debut with the Lakers last Tuesday.

The Lakers started the season 0-3 before defeating the Detroit Pistons, 108-79, on Sunday to get their first win of the season. Los Angeles is 1-1 without Nash.

Steve Blake has been starting in place of Nash, and is averaging seven points and four assists in the two games that Nash has missed. Second-year guard Darius Morris has been getting the backup point guard minutes for the Lakers.


Nash out at least 1 week with fibula fracture

Nash had two points, four rebounds and four assists against the Trail Blazers before the injury, after scoring seven points and dishing out four assists in the Lakers' season-opening loss to the Dallas Mavericks.


Bruise sidelines Steve Nash for Lakers/Clips game

A leg bruise will keep Steve Nash out of the Lakers' clash with the Clippers on Friday night.


Steve Nash doubtful to play against Clippers

Los Angeles Lakers' point guard Steve Nash is listed as doubtful for Friday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers after suffering a leg contusion on Wednesday, according to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.

Nash said on Wednesday that he was "hopeful" to play in the rivalry between the two occupants of Staples Center.

Nash collided with Portland Trail Blazers' guard Damian Lillard on Wednesday in what was diagnosed as a shin bruise. The two-time MVP played only 16 minutes in the Portland game, 15 of which were before the injury. He returned in the second half for only a minute before Steve Blake replaced him for the remainder of the Lakers'116-106 loss

In two games to start the 2012-13 season, Nash is averaging 4.5 points, four assists and three rebounds per game. He scored seven points and had four assists in the season-opener, playing 34 minutes in a 99-91 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.


Steve Nash is hopeful to play Friday

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash is optimistic that he'll be able to return for the team's next game. Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles reports that Nash is hopeful to play Friday against the Clippers. There is no structural damage to his shin, but it's more of a soreness situation, or possibly a bruise. Head coach Mike Brown said that Nash will be further evaluated on Thursday.

Nash ended up colliding with Blazers guard Damian Lillard and apparently bumped knees, which caused the shin injury. Here's video of the injury courtesy of CBS Sports.

Nash had to head back to the locker room after limping off the court. Nash played 15 minutes against Portland before getting injured, scoring two points on 1-of-3 shots while dishing out four assists.

Nash joins a list of Laker superstars who are nursing injuries. Dwight Howard is recovering from back surgery on a lower disc and Kobe Bryant is still nursing a sore foot.


Steve Nash out for game with shin injury

Steve Nash left Wednesday's game against Portland after injuring his shin during the second quarter.


Steve Nash leaves game

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash left Wednesday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second quarter. Nash collided with Blazers point guard Damian Lillard and appeared to bump knees with Lillard. Nash then limped off the court and walked back to the Lakers' locker room after briefly talking with the medical staff.

The Lakers' training staff said Nash injured his shin, and not his knee or ankle, but is expected to return in the second half, according to Mike Trudell of

The injury occurred after Nash had played 15 minutes against Portland. After scoring just seven points in his Lakers debut on Tuesday, Nash had scored two points on 1-of-3 shots before heading back to the locker room. He did, however, have four assists before leaving.

Steve Blake entered the game for Nash and played the rest of the second quarter. The injury is just the latest to hit the Lakers, who have also been dealing with injuries to Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard.

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