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Dwight Howard won't need surgery

Updated: May 2, 2013, 3:18 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard will not need surgery to repair the torn labrum in his right shoulder, the team said in a statement.

Howard, who will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, was examined on Wednesday by Dr. James Tibone of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Group.

"I'm going to do whatever I can to get myself right this offseason," Howard said at his exit interview Tuesday. "Last year, I didn't have the opportunity to get in the gym once before ...

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