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After tweaking his shoulder Friday night in the Lakers' 107-102 loss to the Clippers, Dwight Howard said he wasn't sure whether he'll be able to play against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
Howard said at first he "thought it was a stinger" after Caron Butler came down on the Lakers center's shoulder.
Howard called it a sprained rotator cuff and said he's a "game-day decision."
Coach Mike D'Antoni didn't seem to be worried, saying the chances that Howard would play are "good."
Howard said he woke up extremely sore. He skipped practice Saturday and received treatment from the Lakers' training staff.
The Lakers (15-17) are currently in 11th place in the Western Conference standings, two games behind the Portland Trail Blazers (17-15) and Nuggets (18-16), who are in seventh and eighth, respectively. A victory Sunday would give the Lakers a 2-1 series lead over the Nuggets with a final matchup Feb. 25 in Denver.
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The bad news continues to pile up for the Lakers, as now both Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol will miss time with injuries.
Dwight Howard underwent a MRI on Monday and the Lakers have announced that he is being shutdown.
Howard discussed the then upcoming procedure after Sunday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets.
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Torn labrum for Dwight Howard
The Los Angeles Lakers organization reported that center Dwight Howard has suffered a torn labrum and is out indefinitely.
The injury came in Sunday’s game against the Denver Nuggets.
To add insult to injury, literally, Pau Gasol was diagnosed with a concussion after being hit in the face in the same game.
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First Dwight Howard goes down and now Pau as well. Going to be tough road ahead for the Lakers.
Pau Gasol (concussion) will miss 2 games & see how he feels. Hill inconclusive, further tests on his hip coming. Howard out minimum 1 week.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 7, 2013
Ken Berger tweeted both of these breaking news.
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