Lakers Injury News: Steve Nash Could Miss Four Weeks

The good news was the Los Angeles Lakers won a game.  They had gone winless in the preseason, and they had lost their first three regular season games.  But last night, the Lakers blew out the Detroit Pistons for their first win.  Unfortunately, that was the end of the good news.  It seems Steve Nash's fibula fracture will cost him more time than most people hoped.

According to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, Nash's injury could cost him up to four weeks.

Nash was injured in the second game of the season against the Portland Trailblazers.  The injury was originally diagnosed as a shin contusion.  However, after Nash continued to miss time, the true injury was later revealed.  He had actually suffered a fractured lower leg.  The fracture is minor, but it's enough to keep him off the court.

The Lakers were hoping Nash could run an offense that looked lost at times last season.  He was going to be the floor general in a mix of players that include Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, and Metta World Peace among others.  It wasn't going to be an easy job, and now he and the Lakers will have to wait until the injury heals to see how he will handle the assignment.

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