Orlando Florida. Orlando Magic centerwil not play in Sunday's basketball game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland Ohio Sunday due to a herninated disc in his lower back.
Howard has missed five of the Magic seven last basketball games. The Magic have won one game and lost four with Howard in the lineup.
Howard went to Los Angeles to visit Doctor Robert Watkins to get a second opinion after he was suffering from back spasms in March.
It is unclear when Howard will return to the Magic lineup. It will depend on how well he responds to treatment of his back injury.
The Orlando Magic will need a miracle to win without Howard playing.
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