Future hall of fame point guard Steve Nash recently re-injured his back lifting luggage.
Just two seasons ago, Steve Nash was set on a journey to bring him closer to a NBA championship, joining a Los Angeles Lakers team that had Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Dwight Howard. Fast forward to now and things haven’t been right since.
After spending the last two years injured, there was a little bit of optimism about what he could do this season, but a recent injury, quite embarrassing, may keep him sidelined for a while as Lakers head coach says the point guard tweaked his back lifting luggage.
Nash hurt his back carrying bags today, Byron Scott said. Did not practice. Wouldn’t count on him playing Thursday vs. Utah.
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) October 15, 2014
Because of the injury, Nash was forced to miss his third practice in a row.
Like all before him, Nash has fallen victim to the perils of father time. Since leaving the Suns in the summer of 2012, Nash has participated in 60 of 164 available games (or 36 percent).
In the final year of his contract, many refused to set out any expectations for Nash to surpass because of his injury woes. But with another injury affecting him — the second of the preseason — it seems unlikely as the days pass that Nash will be a significant player on a Lakers team many see underwhelming in the hectic Western Conference.
With Nash out, combo guard Jeremy Lin is expected to take his place in the starting lineup against the Utah Jazz.
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