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Steve Nash, a guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, is still rehabilitating from a fractured fibula in his left leg. He sustained the injury in the second game of the season.
Nash’s body is being tested in a series of drills with the Lakers' strength coach Tim Difrancesco. The team felt like it was a better step instead of going through with the MRI that was scheduled for Yesterday. When head coach Mike D’Antoni was asked about it, ESPN reports that he said, "I really don't (know when Nash will return). It's getting better every day. I know we keep saying that, but it is. Just when he's able to withstand some up-and-down, he'll play."
Back up point guard Steve Blake is also injured. He is out with a strained abdomen and is listed as day by day.
D’Antoni made it clear he wanted his guards to rest now and play later. Being a veteran coach, he knows that his players will be needed later in the season. According to Fox Sports West, D’Antoni said, "I told (Nash) and I told Steve Blake ... we've got 68 games left. I'd rather them play (the) 61 final games instead of them playing six and then missing 20 and then playing the rest of them.”