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 out for four weeks with nerve-root irritation

With the news of Kobe Bryant missing the next six weeks with a fractured left knee, the Los Angeles Lakers get more bad news. Today, the Lakers also announced that point guard Steve Nash will miss four weeks due to a nerve-root irritation caused by hamstring and back injuries that he has dealt with all season.

This season Nash is only averaging 6.7 points and 4.8 assists per game. Nash, the 17 year veteran has only played in a total of six games this season. The last time he played was on November 10th against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In that game versus the Timberwolves, Nash played 13 minutes and only scored two points. The Lakers would go on to lose that game 113-90. In a coincidence, the Lakers take on the Timberwolves Friday night at 10:30 pm ET on ESPN.

With Steve Nash out at point guard, Xavier Henry will take over those duties until Jordan Farmar comes back from injury.

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