38-year old starting point guard Steve Nash is going to miss at least one week due to a small fracture in his left fibula. Nash has played in 2 games (both starts) for the Lakers so far this year and he is averaging 25.0 minutes, 4.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. 32-year old Steve Blake will replace Nash in the starting lineup until he’s ready to return to action. Blake has played in 3 games (1 start) for the Lakers so far this year and he is averaging 26.7 minutes, 5.0 points, 1.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.0 steal per game. The Lakers hope that Nash won’t miss too much time as Blake is a career backup type and little more.
UPDATE: (11/5/2012) – Nash is now going to miss at least the next four weeks due to his injury.