Steve Nash still two weeks away from returning for Los Angeles Lakers

USA TODAY Sports

On the heels of a report that indicated Steve Nash had made positive progress recently as he rehabilitates his leg the injured point guard reveals he feels it will be at least two more weeks before he returns to the court.

The Los Angeles Lakers will have to continue to wait for Steve Nash to recover a bit longer as Nash recently told David Leon Moore of USA Today that he's still about two weeks away from playing.

"I think it will be at least another two weeks," Nash said. "I can move. I can shoot. I just can't run full speed. And I'm not even in shape. I'll probably need at least a week of practice once I start running." - David Leon Moore, USA Today

This is one of the rare times in which Nash actually put a timetable on his own personal projection for a return, which is promising. Still, two weeks is a ways away for a team that is struggling to find traction to start their season. However, Yahoo! Sports indicates that they've learned it isn't the cracked bone that has held Steve back, but nerve damage he suffered in the process.

Nash appeared set to return from a non-displaced fractured left fibula about three to four weeks ago. His fibula has healed well, but what caused the setback was a nerve irritation that surfaced in the leg during his rehabilitation, sources said. The nerve caused Nash pain any time he put pressure on it.Steve Nash

The irritation is steadily improving for Nash and he is expected to play before the end of the month, sources said. - Marc J. Spears, Yahoo! Sports

Both reports surfaced late last night just a day removed from indications that there had been positive progress in his work out routine. So, there you have it. Two more weeks of the Lakers running the backup backup's only. Updates as they arrive, as usual

- Drew

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