One day after announcing Kobe Bryant‘s season is done, Steve Nash has also been officially ruled for the season. Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times reported earlier today:
Mike D'Antoni officially closes the door on Steve Nash returning this season for the Lakers. "He's not going to play."
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) March 13, 2014
Nash began this year still dealing with issues that resulted from his fractured leg that happened early last season. After only six games, Nash left the team in an attempt to rehab his injuries.
Nash has a long history of back issues and the nerve root irritation from his leg left him sidelined from November to February. He returned to the lineup for only four games in February before his injuries flared up again.
The news of Nash’s season ending comes at no surprise to anyone. With the Lakers sitting at 22-42, there is no need to risk further injury to the 40-year-old point guard.
In ten games this season Nash has averaged 7.6 points and 4.7 assists.