|Dwight Howard Re-Aggravated His Shoulder|
Dwight Howard is set to be re-evaluated by Lakers medical officials later today after he re-aggravated the torn labrum in his shoulder duing last night's loss to the Phoenix Suns. Howard suffered the re-ocurrance midway through the final period and left the game. He did not return.
Howard was blocked by the Suns' Shannon Brown with 6:57 remaining in the fourth as he tried to bring the ball from his waist up to the hoop following an offensive rebound and went down to the floor in pain.
Howard checked out of the game and did not return as the Suns finished on a 19-8 run without him in there. Howard's shoulder will be re-evaluated Thursday after the team flies to Minneapolis and his availability for Friday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves will be determined.
"It's real sore," Howard told reporters after icing his shoulder and applying kinesiology tape to the joint following the game. "Everything on (the right) side (of my body) is hurting pretty bad right now."
Howard originally injured his shoulder during a Jan. 4 game against the Los Angeles Clippers and sat out three games to try to strengthen the muscles surrounding his shoulder. He re-aggravated it in the second quarter of the Lakers' 106-93 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies last week and sat out the second half, but did not miss any subsequent games.
|Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 January 2013 16:03 )|