Los Angeles Lakers newly acquired point guard Steve Nash fractured the fibula in his left leg just two games into his stint with the team in Los Angeles’ 116-106 loss to the Portland Trailblazers on October 31.
After the injury initially occurred it was thought that Nash would miss about one or two weeks of action due to the fracture, however, now three weeks following the injury the Lakers have now come forward and said that there is no timetable set for the eight-time all-star’s return.
Currently the Lakers are without Nash and backup point guard Steve Blake who is dealing with a strained abdomen and has missed the team’s past three games. Blake is scheduled to miss Los Angeles’ next four games while recovering from his aliment.
Following the Lakers 95-90 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night in Mike D’Antoni‘s debut as head coach, D’Antoni told members of the media “The other Steve is coming along. I don’t think we have a timetable. He feels some nerve endings that are tingling and when they go away, we’ll start ramping it up and he’ll be fine. Whether it’s tomorrow or next week or next month, we’ll just take our time and he’ll eventually be there. As soon as he gets there, I know, give him an hour and a half and he’ll have the offense down and running it like a clock. So we can wait on that.”
The Lakers will have second-year point guard Darius Morris serving as the team’s starter at the position and Chris Duhon as the backup while the two Steves heal from their injuries. Nash will be re-evaluated by the Lakers medical staff on Friday.