Y! Sports reports that Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash is battling a nerve irritation in his left leg. That seems to be the main reason why his return to the lineup has been delayed. Apparently, Nash’s leg fracture has been healed for the past month. The whole nerve irritation is what has been holding him back. Nash has been keeping up with his handles and his conditioning, but cannot participate in practices just yet. Any major pressure on the leg could set him back even more.
For now, all the dismaying Lakers can do is wait for Steve Nash to become completely healthy. Pushing him to return too early could just lead to more problems. Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni has made his intentions clear that he really wants his floor general back soon to run the show for the purple and gold.
With Kobe playing point guard duties instead of being a shooter, that is placing more strain on the team. When Nash comes back, Kobe can just float around to an open spot and shoot away. There is no set timetable for the Canadian point guard to return, but there is some wind that he could be back in a Lakers uniform by the end of the month. From a fan’s perspective, hopefully he is able to suit up for their Christmas Day game against the New York Knickerbockers, a team that was seriously pushing to acquire him.