Lakers Confirm Dwight Howard Won’t Play at Start of Training Camp

by September 14, 2012

Despite the fact that Dwight Howard has begun to do on-the-court work with the Lakers’ trainers, the team confirmed what has been obvious for quite some time now — Dwight will not be in action when preseason games begin: “Howard has begun working with [head trainer] Gary Vitti’s staff while continuing to work alongside his personal trainer, Bryan Meyer. Howard’s rehabilitation has been going well, according to Lakers officials, and there have been no setbacks up to this point. The physical therapy that the six-time All-Star is doing consists of core stabilization, upper and lower body strengthening, light running and shooting. The team is not giving a timetable for Howard’s return to the court at this point. However, they have stated that he will not be ready for the start of training camp or the beginning of the preseason schedule starting on Oct. 7 against Golden State in Fresno.”