The Los Angeles Lakers have had serious injury concerns since before the season even started, and that's not about to change any time soon.
Dwight Howard looks healthy and is having a fine season. Therefore, this injury list looks a lot better. However, there is still considerable talent injured.
Currently injured are Steve Blake, Jordan Hill and Steve Nash.
Of the three, Nash is clearly the most important player and the Lakers will be cautious with his recovery.
Read on for an updated look at each injured Los Angeles Laker.
Steve Blake dribbles upcourt against the Utah Jazz
Steve Blake is battling an abdominal injury and did not practice on Thursday.
There is no timetable for his return after a Tuesday ultrasound revealed a minor abdominal strain. It appears Blake is taking his recovery cautiously, according to the Los Angeles Daily News (via CBS Sports).
Jordan Hill shoots a lay-up against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday
Jordan Hill has been dealing with back spasms since the preseason, but appeared to be healthy and had been able to play in all eight games of the season so far.
That was until he injured his wrist on Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs. He is now listed as probable for Friday's game against the Phoenix Suns.
Hill practiced yesterday, and it looks like he'll be able to play on Friday against the Suns.
Steve Nash works on getting back to the court
Steve Nash has been out since sustaining a fractured fibula during the Los Angeles Lakers' second game of the season on Halloween.
Nash was initially slated to miss around a month with the injury. He currently remains on course to return in a week or two, according to ESPN.
He has started dribbling, shooting and agility drills, but doesn't sound any more optimistic.
Nash will miss several more games in the coming week or two—among them, his first game against his former team, the Phoenix Suns.