Steve Nash leaves Bulls game with nerve irritation


Feb 7, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash (10) is defended by Philadelphia 76ers guard James Anderson (9) during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Lakers defeated the Sixers 112-98. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

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.