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Steve Nash Injury: Updates on Lakers Star's Leg

Ethan Grant@DowntownEGAnalyst IMarch 29, 2013

Steve Nash, like the rest of his Los Angeles Lakers teammates, is dealing with nagging injuries.

UPDATE: Saturday, Apr. 27, at 5:20 p.m. ET by Kyle Vassalo

According to Lakers.com's Mike Trudell, Steve Nash is out for Game 4:

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

Metta World Peace (knee), Steve Nash (back, etc), Jodie Meeks (ankle) and Steve Blake (hamstring) are all out for Game 4.

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UPDATE: Friday, Apr. 26, at 9:07 p.m. ET by Kyle Vassalo

The Lakers announce Steve Nash is out for game 3:

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

Steve Nash is officially OUT tonight. @0goudelock will start alongside @dariusmorris4. #GoLakers

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UPDATE: Thursday, Apr. 25, at 3:54 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

Bad news for Lakers fans as Steve Nash is doubtful for Game 3 vs. San Antonio with hip and hamstring issues, per ESPN's Marc Stein on his Twitter account.

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine

Lakers just announced Steve Blake (hamstring) out indefinitely and Steve Nash (hip/hamstring) & Jodie Meeks (ankle) doubtful for Game 3

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UPDATE: Sunday, Apr. 21, at 2:09 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Exciting news for Lakers fans as Steve Nash will start Game 1 agains the San Antonio Spurs, according to Orange County Register's Kevin Ding.

KEVIN DING @KevinDing

Steve Nash is starting today for Lakers.

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UPDATE: Friday, April 19, at 4:45 p.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

The Lakers are finally getting some good news on star point guard Steve Nash, as the veteran playmaker told reporters that he was hoping to play Sunday against the Spurs, but he's hardly a sure thing. The Lakers' official Twitter feed has the scoop. 

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

Nash on playing in Game 1: “I plan on playing unless there’s a setback between now & then. So far so good.” #GoLakers

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UPDATE: Tuesday, April 16, at 3:12 p.m. ET by Kyle Vassalo

According to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com, Steve Nash is officially out vs. the Rockets tomorrow:

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

* @SteveNash will NOT play tomorrow vs. Houston. LAL are "hopeful" he's available in the next several days (should they advance).

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UPDATE: Monday, Apr. 15, at 9:35 p.m. ET by Eric Ball

While Nash's status is certainly subject to change, as of now it's doubtful he will play in the season finale Wednesday against the Houston Rockets, according to Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register:

KEVIN DING @KevinDing

Nash (hamstring) is currently listed as doubtful for the Lakers' final regular-season game Wednesday vs. Houston.

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UPDATE: Sunday, Apr. 14, at 2:15 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Steve Nash will not play today against the Spurs, according to Los Angeles Daily News' Mark Medina.

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Steve Nash is out for tonight. Mike D'Antoni is optimistic he will play in season finale Wednesday against Houston

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Apr. 10, at 8:30 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

According to Marc Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, Nash won't be playing tonight as the Lakers take on the Portland Trail Blazers.

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Lakers source says Steve Nash isn't playing tonight

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UPDATE: Sunday, Apr. 7, at 2:16 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Disappointing news for Lakers fans as Steve Nash will miss today's game, according to Los Angeles Daily News' Mark Medina.

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Steve Nash is out today. He said he is hoping to play Tuesday, but he's not sure

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UPDATE: Saturday, April 6 at 4:25 p.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

More bad news on Nash today for Lakers fans, as head coach Mike D'Antoni doesn't think the point guard will play Sunday, according to the team's official Twitter feed.

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

Mike D'Antoni on @SteveNash status: "I don't think he's going to go tomorrow."

The longer Nash is out, the bleaker the Lakers' playoff hopes have to look for fans, so, they have to be hoping this ailment passes sooner than later. 

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UPDATE: Friday, Apr. 5 at 6:25 p.m. ET by Alex Ballentine

Those hoping Steve Nash would shake his doubtful status and return to the lineup Friday night against the Grizzlies will be disappointed. According to Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times, Nash will be held out of action once again due to hamstring and hip soreness.

Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

Steve Nash will not play for the Lakers tonight against Memphis. Still bothered by hip, hamstring soreness.

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UPDATE: Thursday, Apr. 4 at 3:30 p.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

More bad news on the Steve Nash front for the Lakers, as the veteran point guard missed practice today, and is listed as doubtful for Friday's clash with the Memphis Grizzlies, as reported by Beto Duran of ESPN Radio. 

Beto Durán @DuranSports

Per D'Antoni Steve Nash didnt practice and is "doubtful" for Lakers Friday night

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Apr. 2 at 1:40 p.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

If Lakers fans were hoping for good news on their superstar point guard for Tuesday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks, they're going to be sorely disappointed. According to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com, Nash is out for tonight's game due to his hip and hamstring issues. 

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UPDATE: Monday, Apr. 1, at 3:29 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Disappointing news for Lakers fans as Steve Nash is currently considered doubtful to play tomorrow night, according to Los Angeles Times' Mike Bresnahan.

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

* @SteveNash (hamstring strain/hip) is OUT for tonight's game against Dallas.

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UPDATE: Saturday, March 30 at 10:20 p.m. ET by Matt Fitzgerald

Nash tried to gut through his injuries in this evening's clash with the Sacramento Kings, but he promptly headed to the locker room in the first quarter. Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times reports that Nash won't return due to a right hamstring strain:

Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

Steve Nash doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. Dallas, D'Antoni said. Nash has left last two games early b/c of hamstring, hip issues.

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UPDATE: Saturday, Mar. 30, at 3:14 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Great news for Lakers fans as Steve Nash will play through his leg injury tonight, according to Los Angeles Times' Mike Bresnahan.

Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

Nash heading to locker room, aggravated hip/hamstring issue.

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UPDATE: Friday, March 29 at 7:10 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

The Lakers have just nine games remaining in their season and are in the middle of a tight race for the Western Conference's final playoff spot. Los Angeles may have to make their final push without Steve Nash, who is questionable for the team's game against the Sacramento Kings, according to The Los Angeles Daily News' Mark Medina:

Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

Nash is done for the night...right hamstring strain. Not good for the Lakers. Not good at all.

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UPDATE: Friday, March 29 at 1:30 p.m. ET by Ethan Grant

According to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, Nash has what doctors are calling a "hip spasm." You can check out his full report in the tweet link:

Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

D'Antoni: Kobe and Nash will play tonight against Sacramento.

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That's the word from Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register, who was able to read Nash's lips enough to report that the two-time MVP's right leg is at fault for his inability to return to the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night:

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Lakers consider Kobe Bryant probable & Steve Nash questionable vs. Kings tomorrow

Before leaving the game with the injury, Nash had 16 points and six assists. He's averaging 12.9 points and 6.8 assists this season—his first in Los Angeles after an offseason trade between the Lakers and Phoenix Suns.

Adding insult to injury, the Lakers were not able to overcome a second-half deficit and dropped the Thursday night contest to the Bucks, 113-103.

When Nash first left the game, it looked like he was just getting treatment for his aging back and joints. Mike Trudell reported as much on Twitter:

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Steve Nash has a "hip spasm" http://t.co/PW1X47a4qQ

However, the starting point guard did not return after that interaction with team trainers, leading reporters like Ding to take a closer look at his actions on the bench. Ding was fortunate enough to catch Nash telling teammates that his right leg was hurting.

KEVIN DING @KevinDing

Nash, who has not returned to the game, appears to be telling Darius Morris that it's a problem with Nash's right upper leg.

The injury couldn't come at a worse time for L.A.

The Lakers are hanging on to the final playoff spot in the West, but a loss to Milwaukee opens the door for lingering Utah and surging Dallas. The spot is by no means wrapped up after a brilliant midseason effort by L.A.—Portland is still mathematically in the mix, too.

World Peace is already expected to miss six weeks (via ESPN) after he had surgery to repair a torn meniscus on Thursday. As Trudell also reported earlier in the week, injuries have ravaged this team all season:

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

LAL games missed to injury - Nash: 24; Bryant: 2; MWP: next 6 weeks; Gasol: 33; Howard: 6; Blake: 37.

If you'll remember, Nash missed time to start the season with a fracture in his left leg, an injury he incurred during an early-season matchup against the Trail Blazers. 

He fought back to the tune of a productive season so far, but this injury could throw yet another wrench in L.A.'s playoff hopes.

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

Steve Nash is back in the training room getting stretched out (hip, back, etc.) by team physical therapist Dr. Judy Seto.

It's been an unfortunate season for player health, and losing Nash at this juncture could be the final nail in the L.A. playoff coffin if the supporting cast doesn't step up.

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