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Steve Nash out indefinitely with leg fracture


09:54 PM ET 11.03 | The Los Angeles Lakers were hoping that point guard Steve Nash would be a big part of the team moving forward, however, it looks like the star could be out of action indefinitely. Unfortunately for the team, the Lakers have announced that Nash will be out indefinitely with a non-displaced fracture in his left leg. Steve Nash was examined by team doctor Steve Lombardo and had an MRI exam. Results of the MRI showed a small, non-displaced fracture in the head of his fibula (left leg). The injury occurred in the second quarter of Wednesday night's game in Portland against the Trail Blazers. Nash is expected to be out a minimum of a week. He will be re-examined and an update on his condition will be given at that time.

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November 3, 2012  11:06 PM ET

Bye bye Dwight.

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November 3, 2012  11:26 PM ET

Any extended amount of timeoff for Nash smells doom for the Lakes. 1-2 weeks should be fine, but anything more, it can be problematic.

November 4, 2012  06:40 AM ET

A 38 yr old player got injured, how surprising.

November 4, 2012  08:07 AM ET

Anyone that isn't a Laker's fan saw this one coming. The guy is too old to play like they want him to. And I believe that Bryant is next, he's due to breakdown after 13 injury-free years. I for one wouldn't mind seeing someone else in the playoff picture.

November 4, 2012  08:15 AM ET

Karma I guess?

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November 4, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Nash being Nash.

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November 4, 2012  09:13 AM ET

Anyone that isn't a Laker's fan saw this one coming...


November 4, 2012  09:44 AM ET

Lakers are in serious trouble

November 4, 2012  10:02 AM ET

Just Come Back Healthy, Bro.

November 4, 2012  10:09 AM ET

from abc news: Fractures that are in our weight-bearing bones, especially in the legs, sometimes require a little bit longer before you can get back to the normal activities that you would. Sometimes stress fractures take a little bit longer to heal. But as a general rule of thumb, we sort of pick four weeks as a general range for most fractures to heal, but that's just for the bone to heal itself back together. It can be a little bit longer after that before that you're actually able to do those physical activities or sports that you're used to doing.

Firstly, why are you looking at ABC for medical info on stress fractures...LOL...I thought they did the TV thing.

Secondly, do you think it's REALLY that big a deal if he's out for a month and a half worst case at this point in the season?
Here a lot of folks saying doom-&-gloom (not necessarily from you), but if Nash (or Kobe or Howard) were to be injured, the begining of the season would be a good time for it, no?

November 4, 2012  10:15 AM ET

Lakers are in serious trouble

Let's keep some perspective; a vet PG that they will use sparingly until the playoffs is injured for most likely a month-month and a yes it's not great for the Lakers, but perspective.

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November 4, 2012  10:16 AM ET

79 & 3... I'll take it!

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November 4, 2012  10:21 AM ET

As long as we're in the top eight post game 82, we have a shot!


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