Steve Nash says he still can't jog on injured shin

Stephen Dunn

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

According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash is still unable to jog or do anything on a basketball court which is limiting his ability to recover from the fractured fibula in his left leg.

Nash has already been ruled out of games all the way up to Tuesday as he tries to get back into a lineup that still hasn't seen all of its pieces in one place, under one system, under one coach, for a long stretch of time.

Nash injured himself against the Portland Trial Blazers when he banged knees with Blazers guard Damian Lillard on Oct. 31 and has been out ever since.

The organization would love to see Nash return on Tuesday but it seems more and more unlikely due to the slow recovery of his leg. They may see his backup Steve Blake make his return on that night.

"It's difficult for me to be myself and not be playing," Nash said. "You're not healthy, you can't work, you can't add energy. You can't do anything. I'm watching and trying to take it in, but I'm also trying to fight my own mentality in getting my body ready."

Nash only played in two games before getting hurt and was producing at a career-low rate under Mike Brown. The change to the Mike D'Antoni system that he thrived in while in Phoenix should give him a boost in production. He just has to get back on the floor first.

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