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08:07 AM ET 10.12 | Perhaps the length of the road to recovery was underestimated in the case of Dwight Howard. [Howard's] back was hurting last season. Badly. Then something else happened: He couldn't feel his left leg. "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," the Lakers center said Thursday. "I couldn't do a calf raise." After undergoing surgery in April for a herniated disk, Howard said it took about two months before he could lift his calf off the ground. He was told he would recover fully in about five months but received solid feedback in August. "When I went to see the doctor right before I was traded, he said, 'Most guys don't recover as fast as you did.'"

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October 12, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Isn't this a repeat from a story yesterday?

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October 12, 2012  08:56 AM ET

Dwight should go see that doctor in Germany. like Kobe did.

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October 12, 2012  09:13 AM ET

Worry about being healthy now and being a Laker. F the past cause you really dont want to revisit the last 12 months. It was not a good look for you

October 12, 2012  09:29 AM ET

OK you got hurt and everyone knows it.
NOW - just S T F U and prep for the new season. Quit screwing around teams and BE A MAN!!!
Quit whining like a 8-year old school girl Dwight!

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October 12, 2012  09:47 AM ET

A Little Less Lip And A Bit More Bite, Bro.

October 12, 2012  09:52 AM ET

Superman has kryptonite?

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October 12, 2012  10:14 AM ET

Hey D Coward quit whinning and dont tell the lakers or you wont get the big money contract you are looking for........You tell half truths anyway......

October 12, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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No one wants to hear the sob story after the way he acted and what went down. Just get healthy, shut up, stop grinning like an 8 year old and take care of business on the court.

Amen. What a twit.

October 12, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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No one wants to hear the sob story after the way he acted and what went downJust get healthy, shut up, stop grinning like an 8 year old and take care if business on the court

Keep the grin. No one smiles in b-ball anymore and it's sorely missed. Agree with the rest of ur statement...

October 12, 2012  10:26 AM ET
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No one wants to hear the sob story after the way he acted and what went downJust get healthy, shut up, stop grinning like an 8 year old and take care if business on the court

youre just mean. i hope you dont have kids and talk to them like that.

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