Per Jarrod Rudolph of RealGM, Dwight Howard has been diagnosed with a herniated disk:
Sources have told me that Dwight Howard has been diagnosed with a herniated disc in his lower back. He has been advised to rest for 10-15
— Jarrod N Rudolph (@JRudolphSports) April 14, 2012
Rudolph should be considered a reliable source, especially when it comes to Howard. Another source informed ESPN Florida of the injury after Rudolph’s initially tweeted the news.
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