Report: Dwight Howard injured butt

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Wizards center Dwight Howard has been dealing with back soreness during the preseason – a concerning issue for someone with so many back problems in his career.

But apparently the source of the latest pain came from lower.

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Candace Buckner of The Washington Post:

This bodes well for Howard’s return. Until he can go, Washington will lean on Ian Mahinmi at center. Markieff Morris can play the position in small lineups. Otto Porter has even played center in some super-small lineups this preseason.

Hopefully, this injury will not limit Howard long-term. He has a reputation to uphold.