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NBA Injury News: Dwight Howard to Have Gluteal Surgery, Out 2-3 Months

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The Wizards center has been in pain all season.

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Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard could miss the next 2-3 months of the NBA season because of a gluteal injury. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Howard has decided to have surgery to fix the issue.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN foreshadowed the development yesterday.

Howard has appeared in only 9 games for the Wizards in his inaugural season with the team. He’s averaging 25.6 minutes, scoring 12.8 per game with 9.2 rebounds, among the lowest numbers of his career overall and per-minute. The Wizards stand at 8-13, 9th in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.