Found April 19, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
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The tumultuous season for the Orlando Magic and Dwight Howard is about to come to an end. After dealing with back issues towards the end of the season, Howard will have back surgery tomorrow to repair a herniated disk, ending his season and his participation in the 2012 Summer Olympics according to Howard's agent. Howard received an epidural to alleviate the pain at that time, and the plan was that he'd rest and rehabilitate his back for 10-14 days before deciding if he could return to play or further treatment might be necessary. But his back has worsened and both Watkins and the Magic's medical staff determined that surgery is necessary. Dan Fegan, Howard's agent, said he hopes this development debunks any thoughts that Howard's back problem was not serious and that he was utilizing it as an excuse not to play. Talk about a season for the Magic, Howard, Stan Van Gundy and the rest of the team. After dealing with his contract, reports of Howard wanti...
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