Lakers News: Pau Gasol Is Concerned With The Health Of Steve Nash

Steve Nash’s status going into tonight’s game was uncertain after it was revealed that he had a minor neck injury. Nash got the start and played relatively well in the second quarter, but did not come out to play in the second half of the game.

Taking precautions with Nash’s neck was the reason the point guard didn’t play in the second half, but the fact that Nash’s propensity for injury is in the back of the team’s collective minds is an issue of its own. According to Serena Winters, Pau Gasol is among those concerned with Nash’s health for this upcoming season.

The concerns are legitimate as Nash broke his leg during the second game of last season and ended the season with hamstring issues. This year, Nash has already sat out a game with an ankle injury.

Nash was brought in to be the driver of the D’Antoni offense much like he did in Phoenix. This season, the Lakers have a bit more insurance behind Nash with Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake on the depth chart, but having Nash running the offense for as many games as possible will give the Lakers their best chance to stay competitive.

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