Lakers’ Dwight Howard to see shoulder specialist

Dwight Howard has an important decision to make this summer. Will he return to the Lakers, or will he see what else is out there on the free agent market?

Whatever the case, he told reporters yesterday that he’s going to take some time off before really thinking about this pending decision. What he will address is his ailing right shoulder, which he will have examined today, according to Mike Bresnahan of The Los Angeles Times.

Perhaps the only definite part about Howard is the need to have his ailing right shoulder examined. He will see a specialist Wednesday about the torn labrum he sustained this season. He hoped he wouldn't need surgery.

Howard is holding out hope that his shoulder won’t require surgery. If it does, it could put the start of next season in jeopardy.

While Howard’s numbers and talent are undeniable, there is concern about his physical state. Still only 27 years old, Howard’s body has taken a beating recently, and he was clearly hampered by shoulder and back issues this season.

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