Steve Nash exited the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Chicago Bulls Sunday and did not return because of nerve irritation in his left leg.

Nash will be re-evaluated Monday and was being held out of the final portion of the game "as a precaution," according to the team.

Nash received contact to his left leg as he turned the ball over with 9:18 remaining in the third quarter. The contact was near the same spot where he suffered a fracture in the leg last season. He stayed in the game until there was 5:00 remaining in the quarter and went straight to the locker room.

Nash, who turned 40 on Friday, had played in three of the Lakers' last four games after missing nearly three months of game action because of nerve root irritation in his back and hamstrings.