Nov 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash sits on the bench during the second half of a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at New Orleans Arena. The Pelicans defeated the Lakers 96-85. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Nash unsure when he will return to Lakers

On Friday afternoon, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant announced that he would be returning from his torn Achilles tendon on Sunday, Dec. 8 when his team takes on the Toronto Raptors, but there is still a member of the team’s back court that is not quite sure when he will be able to make his way back on the court.

Veteran point guard Steve Nash was speaking on his healthy status when he revealed that he is still uncertain of when he will be able to make his way back to the team.

From Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:

The 39-year-old point guard revealed he had hoped earlier this week that he would return when the Lakers (9-9) visit the Sacramento Kings (4-11) tonight at Sleep Train Arena. But Nash said “calmer heads prevailed” and opted a more conservative approach to ensure he wouldn’t “risk this kind of yo-yo season.”

“I might not be able to play anymore,” Nash said. “I might have to yo-yo it. I might be able to play the rest of the way. Honestly right now, I’m trying to see if I can play the rest of the way….

“It’s a very slippery slope if I do have a setback,” Nash said. “But I have to dance with the devil at some point and get back out there. It’s kind of tricky.”

Nash’s tenure with the Lakers hasn’t gone as planned and it looks like he is in danger of watching his career come to an end.

Nash has repeatedly shut down potential retirement rumors, but if he unsure whether or not he will be able to play anymore then it may just be wise to get away while you can still walk away.

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  • hookedonnews

    He needs to take his time. No point in rushing things and having a setback. Kobe will be back on Sunday and take some of the pressure off Blake. Farmar will be back at some point. No need to panic.