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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 at 10:55 am  |  7 responses

Dwight Howard Doesn’t Need Shoulder Surgery


A right shoulder injury that Dwight Howard originally suffered on January 4th and aggravated a week later won’t require offseason surgery, the Los Angeles Lakers announced. The big fella wore a “Posture Shirt” which helped minimize the pain as the season progressed: “Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, who was diagnosed with a torn labrum after originally injuring his right shoulder on January 4th against the Clippers, was examined today by Dr. James Tibone of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Group. Howard, who missed six games this season due to the injury, was advised that surgery is not necessary at this time. In 76 games this season, Howard averaged 17.1 points, a league-high 12.4 rebounds and 2.45 blocks in 35.8 minutes, while finishing second league-wide with a .578 field goal percentage.”

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  • Max

    Still crazy to think he only missed 6 games..

  • shockexchange

    D12 needs a new publicist. If this had been Horry Jr all you would have heard all season was “Look how Horry Jr played through pain to lead the Lakers to the first round of the playoffs. What a leader.”

  • K_HOLIDAY

    I never questioned his shoulder; I think the boy needs heart surgery! That’s just me though

  • Slamonthis

    I don’t see why almost all athletes needs surgery after injuring oneself. Sometimes all you need is rest. Franky, this wouldn’t help Dwight improve his shooting skills. The man is going to be overpaid just for grabbing rebounds.

  • bringbackthesonics

    he’s like the tin man, scarecrow and the lion all rolled into one

  • http://basketball-performance.com/ Basketball Tips

    you mean averaging 17.1 points and 12.5 boards a game isn’t worth his salary?

  • AlignMed

    This is an AlignMed Posture Shirt from http://www.alignmed.com See video from the game where announced. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=465606586825856&set=vb.269607089804966&type=2&theater

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