It’s the same old song and dance not only for the Lakers, but for Steve Nash. With just over two games under his belt in his return, Nash exited Sunday’s match-up against the Bulls in the third quarter with nerve irritation in his left leg.
As Lakers fans know, Nash missed a large chunk of last season with a broken bone in the same leg. The break led to the nerve damage, which Nash felt today. However, he doesn’t feel it’s a long-term injury.
For Nash and the Lakers, he sits right at the limit of medical retirement with 9 games played this season. If the injury is a major setback again, it’s certainly not unlikely to think that Nash would strongly consider retirement. Nash will be reevaluated on Monday before a decision is made.