Recommendation: Howard seemed perfectly healthy Sunday in delivering 14 points and 26 rebounds in a loss to the Nuggets, but it sounds like evaluations following the game revealed Howard's lingering shoulder injury was more serious than originally thought. The injury couldn't come at a worse time for the Lakers, as Pau Gasol (concussion) and Jordan Hill (hip) came down with injuries of their own and won't be available during the team's upcoming road trip.
Update: Howard (shoulder) will be out for at least a week after being diagnosed with a torn labrum, the Lakers' official Twitter reports.
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