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Steve Nash Injury: Updates on Lakers Star's Leg and Return
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Updates from Sunday, March 30

The Los Angeles Lakers have updated Steve Nash's condition via the team's Twitter account:

Mike Trudell of Lakers.com later confirmed Nash's status:

Updates from Sunday, March 23

Serena Winters of Lakers Nation provides the latest update on Steve Nash:

Updates from Friday, March 21

The Lakers made things official on Friday:

Mike Trudell of Lakers.com has more on Nash:

Updates from Thursday, March 20

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has a major update on Steve Nash's status for the rest of the season:

After five weeks on the sidelines, Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash is planning a return to the lineup on Friday night, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The Lakers, left with only one healthy point guard, are planning to use Nash as a backup to Kendall Marshallagainst the Washington Wizards at Staples Center.

Nash, a two-time NBA MVP, participated in a full practice session with the Lakers on Thursday.

After recently ruling out Nash's return, Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni changed course on Wednesday and suggested Nash could return over the final 15 games of the regular season.

Updates from Wednesday, March 19

ESPN's Dave McMenamin has an update:

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni opened the door for the chance that Steve Nash could return at some point this season after the veteran guard supposedly shut it down last week because of nerve root irritation in his back and hamstrings. 

"It's still a possibility," D'Antoni said Wednesday when asked if Nash could play at some point in the Lakers' final 15 games. "We have to see where he is physically. ... We'll have to see some practices and see how it goes." 

Updates from Monday, March 17

Mike Trudell of Lakers.com has the latest on Steve Nash's status:

Updates from Thursday, March 13

Mike Bresnahan of The Los Angeles Times has the latest on Nash, and the news isn't good:

Updates from Monday, March 3

Dave McMenamin of ESPN has the latest on Steve Nash's status:

 

Updates from Tuesday, Feb. 11

Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports that Nash won't play in the second half:

 

Updates from Monday, Feb. 10

Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News has the latest on Steve Nash's status after injuring his leg on Sunday vs. Chicago:

 

The Lakers also added more about Nash's status:

 

Original Text

The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, but that was far from the only bit of bad news they received.  

Mark Medina, the Lakers beat writer for L.A. Daily News, pointed out that point guard Steve Nash left the game with a leg injury:

 

Medina also noted that there may be salary cap implications to this latest injury:

 

Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles added to the injury news by providing the Lakers’ plans for their veteran point guard:

 

If Nash is to be believed, he won’t be out too long (via the Los Angeles Lakers’ official Twitter page):

 

Nash only played 21 minutes against the Bulls and managed to score eight points, dish out two assists and grab two rebounds. Fortunately for the squad, Steve Blake and Kendall Marshall should be able to fill in for Nash while he is out.

With the Lakers floundering near the bottom of the league, don’t expect Nash to rush back anytime soon. There is little incentive with every loss improving Los Angeles’ potential draft stock.

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