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Lakers' Steve Nash not concerned about minor ankle tweak

Lakers' Steve Nash not concerned about minor ankle tweak
Lakers guard Steve Nash looks on while listening to questions from reporters during the team's media day on Monday. (Frederic J. Brown / Getty Images)

Steve Nash sat out most of practice Saturday after suffering a minor left ankle injury when he stepped on the foot of rookie teammate Julius Randle.

"It was a conditioning drill at the start of practice.  I just stepped on somebody's foot and rolled it," said Nash. "The calf tightened up, but I feel actually fine right now."

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The Lakers have a second practice scheduled in the evening.  Nash isn't likely to participate but said he'll be ready to go on Sunday morning.

"I could practice this afternoon, but we'll just see how it goes," he said.  "I'll probably just come back tomorrow."

The 40-year old guard has struggled to stay healthy through his first two seasons with the Lakers, playing in just 15 last year with back, hamstring and knee issues.

Nash came into training camp earlier this week in better shape than he was all of the 2013-14 season.

In addition to Nash's ankle tweak, the Lakers are without Nick Young (thumb), Ryan Kelly (hamstring) and Xavier Henry (back, knee).

The Lakers play their first exhibition game on Monday night in San Diego, against the Denver Nuggets.

Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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