Originally posted on Purple and Gold Blog  |  Last updated 10/9/12


Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reported on Tuesday that Dwight Howard has been cleared by team doctors to participate in full 5-on-5 scrimmages.

His minutes will be limited but this is certainly something Laker fans wanted to hear. From what everyone who sees him daily and Howard himself, the only thing Dwight is working on his getting his strength back.



If he continues to progress in the department, there's little doubt Howard could make his long-awaited debut on opening night.




Jordan Hill doesn't quite have the same uplifting news for Laker fans.

The 3-year forward out of Arizona was diagnosed with a herniated disc on Monday after complaining of discomfort on his back. But after talking with teammate Dwight Howard, according to the L.A. Times' Mark Medina, Hill believes no surgery is needed.

"It's definitely not serious," Hill said. "It can be serious if you don't get your core right. We'll reevaluate it in a week and hopefully I'll be back in a week."

Not sure if he'll be back that quick, but it's good to hear surgery most likely will not be needed. We'll just have to wait what the doctors say after Jordan get reevaluated early next week.

Hill isn't expected to play in tomorrow's game as well as Saturday night against the Utah Jazz.


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