Los Angeles Lakers Veteran Guard Steve Nash Out For The Season Due To Back Injury

 Steve Nasah Out For Season

Due to a recurring back injury, Lakers point guard Steve Nash will be out for the season, it was announced today. Obviously, with this being the final year of Nash’s contract with the Lakers, this also marks the end of a career for the NBA‘s 2-time MVP. His final tour-of-duty with the Lakers has been an injury-plagued nightmare.The 40-year old’s back and nerve ailments have limited him to 65 games and averages of 11.4 points and 6.4 assists over the past two seasons.

After consultations with Lakers medical staff, both Nash and the organization believe it is best to focus on rest and rehabilitation at this time. “Being on the court this season has been my top priority and it is disappointing to not be able to do that right now,” said Nash. “I work very hard to stay healthy and unfortunately my recent setback makes performing at full capacity difficult. I will continue to support my team during this period of rest, and will focus on my long-term health.” “As disappointed as we are for ourselves and our fans, we’re even more disappointed for Steve,” said Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. “We know how hard he’s worked the last two years to try to get his body right for the rigors of the NBA, and how badly he wants to play, but unfortunately he simply hasn’t been able to get there up to this point in time. Steve has been a consummate professional, and we greatly appreciate his efforts.”

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