Steve Nash Injury: Updates on Lakers Star After Hurting Back Carrying Bags

Updates from Saturday, Oct. 18

Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News has an update on Nash's status:

Updates from Friday, Oct. 17

Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News has an update on Nash:

Updates from Thursday, Oct. 16

Steve Nash's status for tonight's game against the Utah Jazz has been confirmed by the Lakers' Twitter account:

Nash previously had believed he would be playing according to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News:


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Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash just can't seem to catch a break at this late stage of his career.

The 40-year-old veteran and two-time NBA MVP injured his back Wednesday while carrying bags. Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times reported what Lakers coach Byron Scott had to say on the matter.

"Steve, today, kind of hurt his back," Scott said. "He had a little bit of a setback, just kind of carrying some bags or something. He [felt] a twinge in his back."    

Tim Bontemps of the New York Post analyzed Nash's injury:

The 2014-15 season marks the final year on Nash's contract, which may very well turn out to be his last in the Association. He's had an ailing back and other leg injuries since joining the Lakers.

Nash and fellow aging superstar Kobe Bryant are going to be counted on heavily for the Lakers this season. If Nash is unable to ultimately play on a consistent basis, the pressure will fall on newcomer Jeremy Lin to fill in at point guard.

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