Dwight Howard injury: Lakers star day-to-day with sore shoulder

USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard re-injured his right shoulder on Wednesday in a loss to the Phoenix Suns.

Dwight Howard is listed as day-to-day following an aggravation of an ongoing right shoulder injury.

ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin reported that Los Angeles Lakers trainer Gary Vitti examined Howard on Thursday after the team arrived to Minneapolis to play the Timberwolves. Lakers.com reporter Mike Trudell added that Howard will not see any doctors or be tested any further at this point.

The injury came in the Lakers' 92-86 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Howard left with seven minutes to play in the game after re-injuring a torn labrum that occurred on Jan. 4. Howard injured the shoulder when the Suns' Shannon Brown swiped at the ball and partially tugged at the center's arm.

On Wednesday, Los Angeles missed their starting center and was outscored 19-8 after Howard left the game with the injury. The loss to the Suns came in the opener of a seven-game road trip.

The loss ended a three-game winning streak for the Lakers and was the first defeat since the now-infamous team meeting.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.