Dwight Howard out 6-8 weeks, no structural damage in knee

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The Rockets have been preparing themselves for Dwight Howard to be out for an extended period of time with a right knee injury, but now the Rockets have some clarity. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year will be out for 6 to 8 weeks, and there is no structural damage in the knee.

The fact that there’s no structural damage to the knee is good news for Howard and for the Rockets. But in the Western Conference, any injury is an opportunity to lose ground, and this certainly isn’t good for Houston’s fight for a high playoff seed.