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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Lakers center Dwight Howard is expected to play Sunday against Detroit after making a quick trip to Los Angeles for a minor shoulder procedure.
"He's going to give it a go," said a person familiar with the situation.
Howard missed the Lakers' 111-100 victory Friday against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night so he could return home for a relatively non-invasive platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in his right shoulder.
Howard aggravated a torn labrum in the shoulder Wednesday against Phoenix.
"I think he's on a plane to Detroit in 10 minutes," head coach Mike D'Antoni said after the Lakers finished practicing Saturday at about 3 p.m. EST.
Howard has sat out four games and left two others because of his shoulder. He received a series of PRP injections that were meant to stimulate healing and growth in the shoulder area.
The Lakers (21-26) are 1-1 on their seven-game Grammy trip.
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Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard was not with the team for last night’s contest against the Minnesota Timberwolves, as he returned to LA to undergo Platelet-rich plasma therapy on his injured shoulder, according to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com.Dwight Howard will return to L.A. to undergo a PRP procedure on his sore R shoulder. He’ll rejoin the team in Detroit (game on...
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard is out for Sunday's game against the host Detroit Pistons because if his sore right shoulder. Howard also missed Friday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He went back to Los Angeles to receive platelet-rich plasma treatments but returned to the team Sunday. The injury also caused him to miss three games last month...
Prior to yesterday’s game against the Detroit Pistons, it was speculated that Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard would suit up despite recently undergoing a procedure on his injured shoulder. Despite the reports, Howard was not in the Lakers lineup yesterday as he continues to nurse his injured shoulder.Howard underwent Platelet-rich plasma therapy on his sore right shoulder...
Dwight Howard will miss the Los Angeles Lakers' game at Detroit on Sunday because of his ailing shoulder.
Howard was scratched from Friday night's game at Minnesota with a sore right shoulder and returned to Los Angeles to receive platelet-rich plasma treatments. It's the same injury that kept him out of three games in January.
Howard was with the team Sunday but says...
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard reaggravated a shoulder injury that kept him out of three games in January and is listed as day to day after being evaluated Thursday by the training staff. Howard left the Lakers' 92-86 loss on Wednesday night to Phoenix with 6:56 to play and never returned after his shot was blocked by Shannon Brown. The All-Star said he felt numbness...
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard has had a rough last year. After Dwightmare, Howard hasn't been able to keep himself healthy for any long stretches of time. His latest injury is a re-aggravation to his right shoulder. He had was about to shoot after grabbing an offensive board when he was fouled on a block attempt by Shannon Brown. Howard fell down and immediately clutched...
The Lakers plan on attempting to reach the playoffs without trading away any of their core players, including Dwight Howard.
Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said the team is "very" happy with coach Mike D'Antoni and does not plan to make any trades. The Lakers are 22-26 and 11 1/2 games back in the Pacific Division but coming off a 98-97 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. "We're very happy with Mike D'Antoni," Kupchak told Newsday on Sunday. "...
Dwight Howard will undergo a platelet rich plasma treatment on his injured right shoulder.
Dwight Howard won't be in the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup on Friday.
D12 aggravated his right shoulder injury in Wednesday's loss to the Phoenix Suns. Howard is "day-to-day," Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported. The same injury kept Howard out of three games in January.
Earl Clark and Pau Gasol should be strong plays with Howard out.
Dwight Howard has now missed two straight games after aggravating the injury on Wednesday.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Dwight Howard will miss the Los Angeles Lakers' game at Detroit on Sunday because of his ailing shoulder.
Photo courtesy of Ezra Shaw, Getty ImagesWell thank goodness for that 29-point lead! Otherwise, who knows how this game would have ended for the Lakers.Coming off a should’ve-won loss in Phoenix, the Lakers arrived in Minnesota still without a road win in 2013 and without Dwight Howard. Howard, who re-aggravated his shoulder injury against Suns, flew back to Los Angeles to be treated...
Dwight Howard is still out for the Lakers dealing with his re-injured shoulder- he is however with the team – but no superstar center, no problem, Earl Clark and Pau Gasol have stepped in to save the day. Check out this half court inbounds pass from Mamba Johnson (that’s Kobe Bryant for the uninformed) to Earl Clark with .4 left in the second quarter.
What a way to end the half...