Steve Blake Injury Puts Increased Pressure on Steve Nash to Deliver Immediately

November 30th, 2012 by Maxwell Ogden Leave a reply »
According to the Los Angeles Lakers' official team website, point guard Steve Blake's most recent MRI revealed that he still has an abdominal strain. Dr. Steven Yoon tells the organization that Blake will be out at least two more weeks.

As a result of Blake's injury, there is increased pressure on Steve Nash to deliver immediately.

Nash suffered an apparent leg injury on October 31 against the Portland Trail Blazers. Days later, the Lakers learned that their franchise point guard had suffered a small fracture in his left leg (via ESPN Los Angeles).

The injury was expected to keep Nash out "for at least another week." That was nearly one month ago.

Most recently, Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles reported that Nash has resumed training with Lakers strength and conditioning coach Tim DiFrancesco. They passed on a scheduled MRI this past Monday to put Nash through those drills.

As for how the team is responding to the injury of its top two point guards, coach Mike D'Antoni provided insight on the situation.

"I really don't [know when Nash will return]," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said. "It's getting better every day. ...

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