Friday, April 20, 2012
It was announced on Thursday evening that Orlando Magic all-star Dwight Howard will undergo emergency back surgery to repair a herniated disk. The surgery will take place today, Friday the 19th.
As a result of the surgery Dwight will have to miss the remainder of the basketball season and will lose any chance of participating in the 2012 Olympics.
There were rumors that Howard was exaggerating his injury to avoid playing for his coach Stan Van Gundy. We're doubtful of that rumor though, most people don't agree to back surgery just to avoid their coaches.
Orlando Magic has stood by Dwight this past season, even though their ranking has dropped to 6th place in the Eastern Conference. Maybe next season will bring better luck to Dwight and his team.
Hoping for a speedy recovery.