Found April 13, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard's ailing back caused him to seek a second opinion. By venturing to Los Angeles with team physical therapist Ed Manalo, Howard will miss Friday's game against the Atlanta Hawks. Howard has missed the Magic's last two contests due to back spasms. The superstar center is averaging 20.6 points and 14.5 rebounds this season.

Without Howard, Magic try to put down Cavs

Without injured star Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic might have a tough time extending their recent stretch of success against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Minus their All-Star center for a fourth straight game, the visiting Magic look for a ninth consecutive win over the Cavaliers on Sunday night. Orlando officials announced Saturday that Howard will again sit out because of a herniated...

Dwight Howard out with back injury

Magic center Dwight Howard is officially listed as out with a herniated disc in his lower back for Orlando's game in Cleveland Sunday. Howard sat out the Magic's 109-81 loss to Atlanta Friday, the fifth game he's missed in Orlando's last seven outings. The team was off Saturday. He is not traveling with the team. The Magic are 1-4 without him. Howard was examined...

Magic C Howard has herniated disc

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard was diagnosed by a doctor in Los Angeles with a herniated disc in his lower back, a team spokesman said Friday.Howard flew out earlier Friday to receive a second opinion from Dr. Robert Watkins. His initial diagnosis was back spasms. Howard is expected to fly back to Orlando where he will undergo treatment on Saturday. There is no timetable for...

D-Howard’s And Magic’s Season Jeopardized As Herniated Disc Is Cause of Back Pain

The Orlando Magic and center Dwight Howard received some devastating news on Friday according to a report from the “Orlando Sentinel” on Friday night. The All-Star center was examined in Southern California on Friday to be examined by spinal surgeon Dr. Robert Watkins and diagnosed with a herniated disc in his lower back. Howard is on the shelf indefinitely; it is unclear whether...

Magic C Howard will have back reevaluated in 10 days

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard will have his ailing back reevaluated in 10 days, according to the team’s GM Otis Smith.The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Howard, who was diagnosed with a herniated disc Friday, has no timetable for a return and that the team isn’t ruling out missing the reigning three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year for the upcoming playoffs.“Look...

Howard will sit out vs Celtics on Wednesday Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard will attempt to treat the herniated disk in his lower back with rest and rehabilitation for the next 10-14 days and then be re-evaluated, a source familiar with Howard's condition told ESPN The Magazine. This means Howard won't be suiting up to face the Celtics at the Garden this Wednesday. So, that adds another winnable game for...

Howard seeks 2nd opinion, out against Hawks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Magic center Dwight Howard will sit out Orlando's home game Friday night against Atlanta because of back spasms. Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy made the announcement at the team's morning shoot around, adding that backup point guard Chris Duhon is also still questionable after missing the past two games with a suspension and sore foot, respectively. ...

Without Dwight Howard In Lineup, Bobcats Lose to Wizards

I’ll say this about the latest two Bobcats games: as bloodcurdling as they were to witness, they provided us all with perfect clarity.  I had been holding out a shred of hope that the team could somehow avoid the worst record of all time, and now I no longer do.  If we can’t beat the [...]

Royce Reed wants a judge to lift the gag order placed on her by Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard and Basketball Wives star Royce Reed’s court battles have been pretty nasty. Back in 2009, Royce signed a gag order without fully understanding the scope of what it entailed. Royce is now asking the court to have that order lifted during her custody battle so she can let the world know what type [...]

Dwight Howard seeing specialist for his back

It has been one thing after another this season for the Orland Magic and star center Dwight Howard. Last week the talk was about Dwight Howard reportedly going behind Stan Van Gundy’s back to get him fired. This week it is Howard’s back that is the discussion. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Howard is [...]

Howard has herniated disc in back

Magic center Dwight Howard was diagnosed by a doctor in Los Angeles with a herniated disc in his lower back, a team spokesman said.

Hawks-Magic Preview

The Orlando Magic were hopeful a five-day break would be enough rest for Dwight Howard's sore back so he could take the court for a matchup with the Atlanta Hawks. It turns out he won't return, although his presence might not have made that much difference anyway. In a matchup of teams tied for the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference, Orlando hopes to avoid losing a sixth...

Hawks shoot way past Howard-less Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Jannero Pargo hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, and Joe Johnson, Josh Smith and Marvin Williams each had 16 as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 109-81 on Friday night The Hawks earned their third straight win over the Magic this season and have now won six consecutive regular-season meetings over their division mates. Atlanta shot 50 percent...

A look at Orlando's possible playoff matchups

The NBA playoffs begin in just more than two weeks, and the identity of the Orlando Magics first-round opponent is still very much up in the air. However, it is a near certainty that the Magic will play one of three teams in the first round: Atlanta, Boston or Indiana. With eight games remaining in the shortened season, the Magic, the Hawks and the Celtics all have the same record...

Winning without stars not as simple as it looks

A lockout-infused NBA season of stupendous incongruity has provided basketball observers with plenty of head-scratching issues. For example, most of us are wondering when that sneaky UFO will come back and return the real Dwight Howard. The creepy Dwight replicant almost abducted Stan Van Gundy in front of several media witnesses. Anyway, a few of you may have noticed our wacky...
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