Steve Nash injury update: Lakers’ star has nerve root issue

February 9, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash (10) controls the ball against Chicago Bulls shooting guard Kirk Hinrich (12) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

During the Los Angeles Lakers 92-86 to the Chicago Bulls, point guard Steve Nash was hit in the left leg while driving to the lane. He left the game and did not return (You can see a GIF and video of his injury here).

After the game, Trevor Wong of Lakers.com gave an update on Nash, who scored eight points, dished out two assists and grabbed two rebounds in 21 minutes before leaving the game.

“That nerve flared up and I started to compensate,” Nash said. “I wasn’t going to be very effective and I wasn’t going to risk going back on all that work I’ve done to get back on the court.”

The injury is the same that helped cause Nash to miss 30 games earlier in the season.

However, the Lakers do not think the injury is severe and don’t expect to miss any time.

“I think he’ll be OK on Tuesday,” Lakers’ head coach Mike D’Antoni said. “We’ll see. Just a freak bump of knees and his back started tightening up a little bit.”

The Lakers will host the Utah Jazz Tuesday night.

Topics: Los Angeles Lakers, Steve Nash

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