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Lakers’ Steve Nash Out At Least 2 Weeks

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Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles against Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on October 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles against Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on October 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Steve Nash will be out of the Los Angeles Lakers’ lineup for at least two weeks with nerve root irritation.

The Lakers announced the latest injury setback for the two-time NBA MVP on Monday.

Nash played just 13 minutes in the Lakers’ loss to Minnesota on Sunday night before sitting out with pain in his back and hamstrings. He consulted a specialist Monday.

Nash, 39, is the NBA’s oldest player. He has struggled with injuries since shortly after joining the Lakers in summer 2012.

Despite sitting out two games already this season to rest on back-to-back stretches of the schedule, Nash is averaging just 6.7 points and 4.8 assists per game.

Nash, who is shooting .261 and has 29 assists through the first six games of the season, is expected to receive an epidural block on Tuesday. He will be evaluated in 10 days.

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