Dwight Howard's surgery 'uneventful'

Updated: April 21, 2012, 3:31 PM ET
Associated Press

Dwight Howard is making his first steps toward recovery from season-ending back surgery.

The All-Star center for the Orlando Magic was scheduled to begin his post-operative walking program Saturday, one day after a herniated disk was repaired and some fragments removed during a procedure in Los Angeles. Howard's surgeon, Dr. Robert Watkins Sr., said Friday's operation was "uneventful" and Howard was resting comfortably.

"The more formal core stabilization program will begin in three ...

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