January 31, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Jodie Meeks (20) controls the ball against the defense of Charlotte Bobcats point guard Ramon Sessions (7) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

NBA injury: Lakers' G Jodie Meeks leaves game with sprained ankle


The Los Angeles Lakers finally got two time MVP and future Hall-of-Fame point guard Steve Nash back from injury on Tuesday night when the Lakers traveled to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves Tuesday night. Nash started the game at point guard. Another point guard, Steve Blake, also returned from injury and started the game at shooting guard alongside Nash. Jordan Farmar, yet another point guard who has also battled through injuries this season, will also return soon.

It isn’t all good on the injury front – power forward Pau Gasol is out until after the All-Star break with a strained right groin.

During the first quarter of Tuesday’s game with the Timberwolves, another Lakers’ guard went down with an injury.

Meeks is one of the few Lakers’ that has been relatively healthy this year and has even joked about not being called a point guard to help him avoid injuries. Meeks is averaging  14.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game this season.

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