After Aggravating his torn labrum in Wednesday Night’s loss to the Phoenix Suns, Dwight Howard will miss the Lakers game with the Timberwolves tonight.
Dwight Howard will not play tonight vs. Minnesota because of a sore right shoulder. #Lakers
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) February 1, 2013
Following inspection by Lakers trainer Gary Vitti, Dwight Howard has been officially listed as day to day,
While repairing the injury will eventually require surgery, Dwight said he will “not (have surgery) right now” to repair his shoulder. Instead, he’ll try to play through it, and help the Lakers make a push for the playoffs.
“I’m going to try as much as I can, but I don’t want to cause more damage to my shoulder,” Howard said. “I don’t want to (miss any games), but we’ll see.”
He will sit tonight, but hopes to return to action as soon as possible.
LakerNation, how will the Lakers fare tonight without their defensive presence in the middle? Can they bounce back against Minnesota tonight after falling apart without Dwight in Phoenix on Wednesday?