Steve Nash leaves game early with back issues; will visit doctor tomorrow


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:


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.

Written by Ross Pickering

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