Dwight Howard Re-Injured His Right Shoulder

by January 24, 2013

The Los Angeles Lakers lost the game and center Dwight Howard in Memphis last night. Howard asked to come out of the game against the Grizzlies, after aggravating a right shoulder injury. He will see a specialist in LA today to determine the severity of the setback. Per the LA Daily News: “Howard aggravated his right shoulder in the Lakers’ 106-93 loss Wednesday to the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEX Forum. He sat out for the entire second half after injuring it with 2:21 left in the second quarter. The Lakers plan to evaluate him Thursday on the same injury that kept him sidelined for three games two weeks ago. He finished with only two points on 0 of 4 shooting and two rebounds in 14 minutes ‘It felt real bad,’ said Howard as he exited the arena. ‘I didn’t want to try to play through it. I didn’t want to hurt it any worse. They asked me not to play.’ Well, not exactly. Howard grabbed his shoulder and signaled for coach Mike D’Antoni to take him out of the game. Howard then went to the locker room. When the Lakers examined him at halftime, they determined his right shoulder worsened. Howard sounded unsure whether he will play Friday when the Lakers (17-25) host the Utah Jazz at Staples Center. ‘The last time I hurt it after the game, it felt pretty cool,’ Howard said. ‘Now I still feel it. It’s still aggravated. It’s something they said I’ll have to leanr how to cope with. But the biggest thing is to continue to get it stronger.'”