Recovery of Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard ‘On Schedule’


Rockets center Dwight Howard’s “checkup” with the team physician, including an MRI, confirmed the team’s confidence that Howard is progressing “on schedule,” a person with knowledge of the process said, though reports from his workouts remain the most important measures of his progress.

Wednesday marked four weeks since Howard’s bone marrow aspirate injection, but Dr. Walter Lowe said last month that he expected the time out to be the key to healing the edema that had built up on Howard’s right knee, rather than the procedure.

Howard has been out since Jan. 30 with the edema. (He missed the previous two games with a sprained ankle.) He had the MRI last week, but Rockets owner Leslie Alexander said Sunday that Howard’s progress in his rehabilitation workouts will tell more about his condition than the MRI last week.

“He’s coming along,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. “I saw him on the treadmill which is a good sign, but I haven’t seen him on the floor. Until you see him on the floor, who knows.”

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SOURCE: Jonathan Feigen
Houston Chronicle

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