Found November 12, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
The Lakers will have to manage without Steve Nash for at least two weeks as he tries to recover from a back injury. Suffering from nerve root irritation, a problem that began when he broke his leg a year ago in the second game of the season, Nash's efforts will now be focused on getting healthy enough to fulfill his contract with the Lakers. If he can't make it back, he may have already played in the final NBA game of his illustrious career, just weeks into his 18th season. Retirement isn't presently on the table but what if Nash's two weeks extends to two, three and four months? Should the Lakers' back specialist, Dr. Robert Watkins, determine that any additional effort by Nash to play would constitute a medically unacceptable risk, the veteran point guard may end his career via forced medical retirement. Nash is owed 9.3 million for the current year and 9.7 million for next season. If he's found to be physically unable to play, he would still receive f...
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