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Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 9:40 am  |  9 responses

Dwight Howard’s Back Still ‘Real Achy’ at Times


Despite his participation in games and practices, Dwight Howard admits that his surgically-repaired back isn’t at 100% just yet. Per the OC Register: “My back’s strong enough, but it’s not about strength at this point,’ said Howard, who had spinal surgery for a herniated disk on April 20. ‘It’s about endurance.’ Howard compared himself to a new house with ‘a foundation, walls and everything. But there’s no carpet on the floor. There’s no heating.’ Howard is expected to be given extra rest days while the team practices, as Jordan Hill was given Monday because of his herniated disk that requires management. Howard said he had no idea how many minutes he would average, though Brown said there was no limit and currently no concern about him in back-to-back sets. ‘There are still days where it’s real achy,’ Howard said, ‘and hard to move. And I just try to fight through it.’”

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  • adrianc513

    uh oh i hope this doent get worst. Or it could have just got blown out of context

  • adrianc513

    uh oh i hope this doent get worst. Or it could have just got blown out of context

  • spit hot fiyah

    if it’s good enough to play, then don’t even mantion it. just makes it seem like an excuse

  • justin05

    Dwight just talks out of his ass. He said weeks ago that he wouldn’t play a game unless he was 100%. Truth is, the guy might not get to his 100% that he was in Orlando. He needs to develop an offensive post game if the Lakers want be be taken serious.

  • Max

    Who was arguing over this couple days ago?

  • Conor

    LOL, we have no entered the Twit Zone.

  • Conor

    Of course I make a typo… *now

  • John

    From a fan in Orlando, this guy constantly lies, even before his trade proposal.. We har caught him in so many over the years.. ESP since he was this extremely catholic kid with good morale values but has inpregnated a couple girls n pays them off to keep quite.. Guys a joke , if he loses his athletic ability he’s useless.. Bynum will always be a better offensive player.. Dwight was just a better athlete

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