Steve Nash Injures Back
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash injured his back while carrying bags on Wednesday, reports ESPN, which kept Nash out of a third straight day of practice and unavailable to play in the Lakers’ preseason game against the Utah Jazz on Thursday.
Nash, 40, was only able to play 15 games for the Lakers last season due to frequent injury, and was believed to be treating this upcoming season, his 19th in the NBA, as his last.
Lakers head coach Byron Scott:
It’s a concern because, from my standpoint, I’ve got to kind of figure out if he’s going to be able to play every day or not, if he’s going to be able to play every other game, or which games can he play. Obviously, in the next couple of weeks, we’ve got some time to come to a conclusion to this whole situation.
As Nash is further evaluated, Byron Scott is expected to turn to Jeremy Lin as the Lakers starting point guard.