Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 3:45 pm  |  7 responses

Dwight Howard Out With Right Shoulder Injury

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard’s status for tonight’s game in Minny went from day-to-day, to out against the Timberwolves. His bum right shoulder in in too much pain for Howard to suit up. Per the LA Daily News: “Howard didn’t participate in morning shootaround and spent some of that time going through strengthening exercises with Lakers physical therapist Judy Seto. After recently coming off the bench, Pau Gasol will start at center. ‘That’s one story you won’t have to write,’ Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni joked. Lakers trainer Gary Vitti looked at Howard’s shoulder Thursday in Minneapolis and considered the shoulder sore after he aggravated it for the third time in four weeks in the Lakers’ loss Wednesday to the Phoenix Suns. ‘He said pain was in there,’ D’Antoni said. ‘He’ll play when there’s no pain. That’ll be day to day. We’ll have to see.’ The injury wasn’t considered serious enough for Howard to see a doctor, and the Lakers are listing him as day-to-day. Howard has also shot down any possibility he will have surgery because he’d sit out for at least six months.”

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  • LakeShow

    Get healthy man… Sh*t

  • pposse

    he has a torn ligament..thats not going to heal on its own, unless he really is Superman

  • bike

    Aggravating the same injury for the third time in four weeks suggests he’s not getting enough time to heal. Who’s this guy’s doctor anyway?

  • RayJr

    OF COURSE!…Just get the damn surgery and get it over with it. He’s either gonna play and be at 50% or be out every other game until that happens.

  • http://twitter.com/pogivic19 Vicente Lebardo

    The Lakers played were super efficient last night with Paul Gasol as center.

  • pposse

    if he gets the surgery he is out for the season

  • Okitech623

    He needs to sit for a while and let it heal for real. And skip the All-Star game so my boy Marc Gasol can get some shine.