Dwight Howard Out With Right Shoulder Injury

by February 01, 2013

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.”