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The full (if brief) statement on Steve Nash from Lakers PR:
"Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash was examined today by back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins, who diagnosed Nash as having nerve root irritation. Treatment will include an epidural block, which Nash is expected to receive tomorrow, and Nash is expected to be out of action for a minimum of two weeks. He will be re-evaluated in approximately ten days, and an update will be given at that time."
It's impossible to determine exactly how long Nash will be out, but given the language (a minimum of two weeks) and the condition (a recurrence of the nerve problems plaguing him throughout last season), it's reasonable to guess the answer will be something like "a while."
The Lakers will, without question, be incredibly conservative with Nash, knowing how quickly all his summer rehab work was undone once training camp and games began.
Hopefully, Nash and his doctors can figure out a way around this problem. But as I've written a few times over the last week or two, I'm not at all optimistic.
He's not coming back in two weeks. Recurrent problem and he's 40 years old. Nash just needs to retire or the Lakers need to make something happen so we don't have to deal with this the rest of the season.
Either he's in our he's out, he can't keep coming in and out of the lineup because there is no way he is going to come back from this and play longer than 3 games in a row.
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