We’ve all been there before. You’re carrying some heavy bags up the stairs when you feel a little tweak in your back, at which point you retire to the couch for the rest of the night.
It’s not the most embarrassing thing in the world, unless of course you’re a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers.
That’s apparently what happened to Lakers guard Steve Nash on Wednesday, as the 40-year-old was forced to miss the team’s practice due an unfortunate domestic injury.
“Steve, today, kind of hurt his back,” Lakers coach Byron Scott told reporters, via the Los Angeles Times. “He had a little bit of a setback, just kind of carrying some bags or something. He (felt) a twinge in his back.”
Who knows what “carrying some bags or something” entails, but the fact of the matter is that Nash isn’t exactly a spring chicken these days. The NBA’s oldest player appeared in just 15 games last season and has struggled to stay healthy during the preseason, raising concerns about just how much he has left in the tank.
“It’s a concern because, from my standpoint, I’ve got to kind of figure out if he’s going to be able to play every day or not, if he’s going to be able to play every other game, or which games can he play,” Scott said, via ESPN.
At the very least, Nash should get someone to take care of those bags for him.
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