Steve Nash worked through his first full-contact practice with the Lakers since suffering a non-displaced leg fracture in the second game of the season.
After Thursday morning’s practice, Nash said, “It felt pretty good. It went well. Maybe I felt a little bit better than I thought I’d feel, but we’ll see how it feels in the morning. It’s obviously a big barometer.”
Nash noted that the Christmas Day game Tuesday against the New York Knicks might be more “realistic,” but that a return on Saturday against the Golden State Warriors remains a possibility.
“It depends on how well I respond today and tomorrow,” said Nash. “We don’t really need to rush it. I don’t want to come back too soon…. I don’t want to miss another 10 games because I aggravated it.”
via Los Angeles Times
Nash on when he’ll return to game action: “I think Christmas is probably the most realistic.” Saturday at GSW just a possibility.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 20, 2012