If there wasn't concern for Dwight Howard's injury before the Magic lost to the Washington Wizards, there should be now. A tweet by Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports that Howard's back is still bothering him. So much so that he is doubtful for Friday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks.
Dwight Howard said he was hurting in practice today and probably will not play tomorrow against the #Hawks.— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) April 12, 2012
Howard has missed four of the last six games for the Magic. In that span the team has gone 2-4 in that span. This in addition to the loss of Hedo Turkoglu for the rest of the season leaves the Magic for now without a substantial inside threat that could be exploited by opponents. While the three-point shooting of players like Jameer Nelson and Ryan Anderson can make up for that now in the regular season, it could become a problem in the playoffs.