Recommendation: Howard aggravated the injury in Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies and was removed as a precaution, but should be back in full when the Lakers return to their home court Friday. Consider it a small victory in a season in which positive news of any sort has been hard to come by for the Lakers.
Update: Howard was examined Thursday by doctors, who confirmed there was no further damage to his right shoulder. He has been cleared to play Friday against the Jazz.
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