Steve Nash hopes to return next week

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash hopes to be able to return from a hamstring injury next week.

Steve Nash has said that he is hoping to return to action from a hamstring injury next week.

The Los Angeles Lakers guard, who has been hampered by a nerve problem throughout this season, injured the muscle during the team's defeat to the Washington Wizards last week.

The 40-year-old, who will not feature during the team's two-game road trip, confirmed that he should be able to return next week after taking part in a shootaround yesterday.

Nash, who is the oldest active player in the league, has averaged 7.4 points in his 11 appearances for the Lakers this season.

Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Nash in action against San Antonio Spurs on April 24, 2013
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