Source: Howard could need surgery on his shoulder

After having a relatively injury-free first seven years in the league, Dwight Howard finally showed that he was human just like the rest of us last season.

He ended up missing the end of the year after having back surgery, though he managed to battle back in time to start the 2012-13 regular season, despite some doctors saying he wouldn’t be able to return until December or January. dwight-howard-shoulder-injury

Then, last month, he tore the labrum in his right shoulder and it has troubled him ever since.

According to Yahoo! Sports, Howard could end up having surgery on the shoulder in the off-season:

The torn labrum could need surgery this summer, a league source said.

Now, he should be fine for the rest of the season, though he will have to play through pain. However, if he takes an extra strong hit to the shoulder, there is a chance that the tear could worsen.

It’s pretty surprising that this injury happened to Howard, seeing as his shoulders are extra muscly – you’d think they’d be protected pretty well, but, it just goes to show that nobody is indestructible.

Written by Ross Pickering

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