Steve Nash hopes to be back in '10 days to two weeks'
By Royce Young | Blogger
December 3, 2012 11:19 am ET
The Lakers have been waiting for Steve Nash to return. And they're going to have to keep waiting.
Via the Los Angeles Daily News, Nash said he won't play on the Lakers' upcoming three-game road trip but does have a vision of returning.
"Another 10 days to two weeks?" Nash wondered aloud. "That's a total guess. Since I can't run, I'm not going to play this week."The Lakers, who lost at home to Orlando on Sunday to drop to 8-9, will play the Rockets, Hornets and Thunder. Next Sunday, they will return home to play the Jazz.
Nash, 38, has missed 15 games because of a fracture in his left fibula that he suffered in the second game of the season by banging knees with Portland's Damian Lillard. This is the longest stretch of games that Nash has missed since 1999.
He participated in some on-court drills the past week and has done some light jogging. Baby steps. But still apparently a good ways off from being back. Nash's original timetable was 7-10 days, but it has been more than a month.
The Lakers are also without backup point guard Steve Blake for at least another week as he recovers from a strained abdomen.