Steve Nash may have already played his last game in the NBA.
Speaking today, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni said he doubts that the point guard will make a return before the end of the season.
This is a blow for Nash, who worked incredibly hard to get back from injury and play this season, only for his 40-year old body to fail him once again and force him out of the lineup and on to the physio's table.
The Lakers have been incredibly poor this season and find themselves at the bottom of the Western Conference. The young team could have used the veterans knowledge and experience to guide them on the court, but it was not to be.
With Nash's age, combined with his injury record of late, the Lakers are looking more than likely now to use the stretch provision and cut Nash's contract in the summer, giving them valuable cap space.
The guard suffered a non-displaced leg fracture in his second game with the side and has been made to miss significant amount of games with a recurring right hip and hamstring problem suffered at the end of last season.
Nash has been voted the NBA's most valuable player on two occasions and is an eight-time All-Star. He recently said that he would retire in the off-season if the Lakers were to cut him.
If this is goodbye to Steve Nash, then i'm sure a lot of people will be queuing up to say thank you.