Dwight Howard: Leg Numbness Revelation Proves Lakers Smart to Hold D12 Back

October 13th, 2012 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
Those critical about the Los Angeles Lakers "babying" center Dwight Howard in his recovery from injury may want to think twice before making another negative comment. 

Speaking about the true severity of his injury for the first time, Howard, who underwent back surgery to fix a herniated disk in April, revealed that his entire left leg went numb while in Orlando, according to the Los Angeles Times' Mike Bresnahan.

"What a lot of people don't know is when I hurt my back, it affected my nerves to the point where my whole left leg just went dead basically," said Howard. "I couldn't do a calf raise."

While Bresnahan noted that some leg numbness is to be expected when players suffer herniated disks, it also reportedly took Super—er...Iron Man two months to lift his calf after having surgery. 

Considering the nature of back injuries and the how it seems that every week more revelations come out about the severity of Howard's condition, the Lakers continue to prove their shrewdness by handling this situation carefully. 

Though it's certain that the team wants Howard in the lineup on Oct. 30 when i ...

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