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Wizards’ Dwight Howard requires surgery for gluteal injury

Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard “will likely need a surgical procedure” to address the persistent gluteal injury he has had this year, ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday.

According to Wojnarowski, a nerve specialist recommended Howard undergo surgery. Although, Howard could seek a second opinion before he decides his next step. Were he to have the procedure, Howard could miss a large chunk of the season, per Wojnarowski.


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Howard has proved durable throughout his career, appearing in fewer than 71 games only once (in non-lockout-shortened seasons) during his first 14 years in the league. That includes his 81 games with the Charlotte Hornets last season.

However, injury has plagued the 32-year-old’s first go-around in the nation’s capital.

The eight-time All-Star missed the start of the 2018-19 season, and just nine games into his return to the court, he once again found himself sidelined by a piriformis injury.

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