- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Dwight Howard will rejoin the Washington Wizards to start his first on-court work since undergoing back surgery on Nov. 30, according to The Athletic. 

The 33-year-old center had spent the last few months rehabbing in his hometown of Atlanta. Now, Howard is set to join the Wizards on Wednesday in the District. 

Howard’s injury originally carried a two-to-three month timetable for recovery. 

Howard has appeared in only nine games this season. He signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Wizards last summer, but a buttocks injury sidelined him for all of training camp, the preseason and the beginning of the season.

Howard made his season debut on Nov. 2 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. But he hasn’t played since Nov. 18, when he logged only seven minutes against the Portland Trail Blazers. 

The Wizards‘ medical staff determined a herniated disc in Howard’s back was causing severe nerve irritation and gluteal pain — leading to Howard’s surgery. 


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