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The struggle for Steve Nash continues.
The legendary Canadian point guard left the game early on Sunday while the Los Angeles Lakers were playing the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nash, who was laboring during his 13 minutes on the floor, called it a night due to back problems and will see back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins tomorrow.
The post-game reactions of Nash and Mike D’Antoni were somewhat worrying, with the Canadian even passing on questions due to the status of his health being such a sensitive subject:
Welp. RT @KevinDing: Steve Nash very concerned about nerve problem in his back. Reluctant even to say much because it's an "emotional" time.— Lakerholicz.com (@Lakerholicz) November 11, 2013
Nash said major part of frustration is he wants to play but doesn't know when or where "a cleanish bill of health" might be.— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) November 11, 2013
Steve Nash: "My back and hamstring and the nerve has been bothering me for a while now. Tonight I started limping."— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) November 11, 2013
Nash has battled with back problems for years, yet he’s been able to manage the pain in the past. The fractured leg that he suffered last season appears to have just added to his problems with various parts of his body now having nerve issues.