The Lakers will try to win without Steve Nash, however long it takes.
The team said Nash would be out at least one week because of a small fracture in the head of the fibula of his left leg, though that type of injury could take three or four weeks to heal. He won't play tonight against Detroit, Wednesday against Utah or Friday against Golden State.
Nash was injured last Wednesday when he was kneed by a Portland player while turning to run down court. The Lakers initially thought it was a bruised shin but an MRI exam a few days later revealed the fracture.
"Based on the injury report, the fracture was apparent only on MRI," said Manhattan Beach sports-medicine specialist Keith Feder. "That more than likely means the fracture was minor and the return to play will be based on level of pain and performance with pain."