Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 2/2/13
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. -Mike Bresnahan
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