Lakers guard Steve Nash could miss up to four weeks because of a small fracture in his left leg, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Nash was injured last Wednesday when he was kneed in the left leg by a Portland player while trying to run down court. The Lakers initially thought the injury was a bruised shin, but an MRI exam a few days later revealed a non-displaced fracture in the head of Nash's fibula.
The Lakers said Saturday that Nash would miss at least one week and would be evaluated again at that time. Nash could be sidelined for up to four weeks.
"You obviously hope he's back as soon as possible, but the one thing you don't want to do, you don't want to compromise his long-term health for him coming back quicker than he should," Coach Mike Brown said.