After losing the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers received even worse news after the game was over. Dwight Howard aggravated the rotator cuff in his right shoulder and had it heavily wrapped in ice after the game.
Howard, will now be getting an MRI on Monday to see how much damage was done to the rotator cuff.
"I would like to play, but I just want to make sure that my shoulder is good to go," Howard said. "I don't want to injure myself to where I'm out for the season, so, I just got to go and see what happens at the MRI. It wasn't as bad as last game, but like I said, I don't want to injure it to the point where I can't play.”
Despite the loss and injury, however, Howard was still effective on the glass; pulling down 26 rebounds, which tied a career high. The Lakers have a back-to-back on Tuesday and Wednesday, so Howard’s timetable remains to be seen until the results on the MRI come out.