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Sunday, September 9th, 2012 at 11:08 am  |  6 responses

Mitch Kupchak: ‘[Dwight Howard] is on Track. He Should Recover Completely’


Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak recently spoke to SI about a number of issues, and as expected, he touched on new LA big man Dwight Howard’s health and what’ll be expected from Howard come late October: “SI.com: Can you update Dwight’s status? How is his back coming along? Kupchak: We had the doctors and the back people obviously examine him and he’s on track. He should recover completely. Certainly, we’re not going to rush him to play in the first practice or the first preseason game or the first game. It’s going to be when he feels and when our people feel he’s completely recovered. But our understanding of the rehabilitation is that he’s on track to a complete recovery. SI.com: Any sense of a timeline? Is the regular-season opener still a possibility? Kupchak: We haven’t had those kinds of discussions. There’s no need for anybody to set a timeline right now, but we’re comfortable with his work and where he’ll be.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Smith/100002552694441 Alex Smith

    Would you expect Mitch to say anything else? I want to know if Dwight can play at the physical level that caused the back-stress injury and the answer is probably not. Based on Dwights past history in making the effort to improve his game, I want to know if the Lakers can expect Dwight to improve his game and again the answer is also probably not. So thank you Mitch for the warm and fuzzy words but I want to know if we are really better off than Bynum.

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  • Max

    Let’s hope so.

  • Superman24

    You’re just a hater m0r0n!

  • kpmclean

    Dwight Howard will do exactly what Adrian Peterson has done … Mark my words …

  • nlruizjr

    Alex, what part of “complete recovery” did u not understand ?????

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