Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has been sidelined with a herniated disk in his back, and reports now state that he will be out at least 10-14 days, according to ESPN.com. Some reports suggest he could miss the remainder of the regular season.
The ESPN report states that surgery remains a possibility, and there is no guarantee that he will return at full strength. The Magic are currently 6th in the Eastern Conference, with the playoffs beginning April 28.
The Magic are currently 1-4 without Howard, who averages 20.6 points and 14.5 rebounds per game. "Are you kidding me?" Glen Davis told the Orlando Sentinel. "It's going to be tough without him next couple weeks. A herniated disk? That's crazy. Dwight isn't playing, everybody has to step up. Everybody."