Lakers Injury News: Steve Nash Plans to Return to Practice Next Week

Steve Nash may not be the answer, but the Los Angeles Lakers need something.  Even if it's just some good news, they need something to help pick them up off the mat.  The Lakers lost their fourth-straight game last night and have dropped to 9-14 on the season.  However, Nash may be getting closer to a return.

Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles reports that Nash has been running and participating in some on-court drills.  McMenamin says Nash could return to practice next week.  The new Lakers' point guard has missed all but the team's first two games with a fractured fibula.  The injury took much longer to heal than originally anticipated.

"Hopefully, I can practice next week," Nash said. "We'll see. I'm definitely getting better. We'll see if I continue to improve and there's no setbacks, then I should be able to practice next week."
The Lakers lost to the Knicks last night and looked bad at times during the game.  They need a change. They need help.  Nash may be able to provide that.  He and coach Mike D'Antoni thrived while together with the Phoenix Suns.  D'Antoni has been anxious to get Nash back on the court and into his offense.

Nash is in his 17th NBA season.  In his career, he has averaged 14.4 points per game and 8.6 assists per game.  He won the league MVP in back-to-back seasons, 2004-05 and 2005-06.

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