The Orlando Magic's team doctor said that Dwight Howard is doing fine and will fully recover from the back surgery he underwent on Friday.
"He shouldn't have restrictions whatsoever," Dr. Craig Mintzer told the Orlando Sentinel. "He should come back fully. There shouldn't be an issue there. Really, it's just a matter of time."
Howard is expected to recover in about four months with no complications.
A herniated disk was found in Howard's back last week. He had been complaining about his back since March. He had originally planned to rest and rehab the back for a couple weeks before finding out he had a herniated disk.
"He was as unhappy as you'd expect, but he knew what could happen," Mintzer said. "He wasn't surprised. He knew what could happen."
Howard has missed eight games because of his back this season. Not only will he be out the rest of the season, but will also miss the London Olympics this summer.
--Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu, who had surgery to repair cheekbone fractures two weeks ago, is doubtful to return for the playoffs.
"I think it's going to be very tough," coach Stan Van Gundy told the Orlando Sentinel.
Turkoglu was expected to miss at least three weeks but Vandy said he was told by trainer Keon Weise that the injury usually needs six to eight weeks of recovery time.
Turkoglu was accidentally elbowed in the face by the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony on April 5. He had surgery on April 7.
--The Golden State Warriors announced on Saturday that guard Stephen Curry and center Andrew Bogut will have arthroscopic ankle surgery next week.
Curry will have an operation on his sprained right ankle Wednesday while Bogut's broken left ankle will be operated on Friday.
Bogut will not be able to participate in this summer's London Olympics.
"Now is the time to do it," Warriors general manager Larry Riley told the Bay Area News Group. "You don't want to get into July and August and say we should've scoped this thing."
Curry will end up missing 29 of 66 games this season while Bogut will miss all but 12. Curry sprained his ankle on March 10.
Bogut has been out since sustaining the injury in a game on Jan. 25 when he was with the Milwaukee Bucks. He was traded to the Warriors for guard Monta Ellis on March 13.
As late as Wednesday, Curry was not anticipating surgery but an MRI showed that it was the best option, Riley said.
It is not known how long Curry will need to recover until after the operation is performed.
Riley expects that Curry and Bogut will be ready for training camp in October.
Curry averaged 21.9 points and 6.0 rebounds in 37 games. Bogut had 11.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 12 games with Milwaukee.