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Howard (ankle) won't play Wednesday against the Mavericks, FOX 26 KRIV reports.

Howard will miss his second game in a row due to a sprained right ankle, which tweaked during Tuesday's practice. In his stead, Joey Dorsey will get the nod at center.

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Howard (ankle) is not expected to play Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle's Jenny Dial Creech reports.

Coach Kevin McHale said he would be "shocked" if Howard played Wednesday, so owners should plan on being without him. Meanwhile Terrence Jones will make his return from a long absence with a leg injury, adding a little depth to the frontcourt. Look for Joey Dorsey to start at center.

Dwight Howard C HOU 1 Month

Howard tweaked his ankle in practice Tuesday and will be a game-time decision Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle's Jenny Dial Creech reports.

He originally sprained the ankle Friday and missed Sunday's game, but now it seems he may be a little worse off after Tuesday's practice. Should Howard miss Wednesday's game, Joey Dorsey could get another start, but is not a lock to see typical starter's minutes.

Dwight Howard C HOU 1 Month

Howard (ankle) is considered questionable to play Wednesday against the Mavericks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard sprained his ankle Friday against the Suns and sat out Sunday's win over the Lakers. While the injury isn't serious, Howard is still battling swelling and could be held out again. If that's the case, expect Joey Dorsey to make another start in his place. Dorsey played 25 minutes in Sunday's contest, as the Rockets opted to use a small-ball lineup for much of the game.

Dwight Howard C HOU 1 Month

Howard (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game against the Lakers, the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen reports.

Howard's ankle sprain is not thought to be overly serious, so he may be able to return for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks. Joey Dorsey is expected to pick up a good chunk of Howard's minutes Sunday night, and the Rockets may utilize some very small lineups.

Dwight Howard C HOU 1 Month

Howard is not expected play against the Lakers on Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard is dealing with a sprained ankle and the Rockets don't want to risk further injury, especially since they're playing the Lakers. Joey Dorsey is expected to see extended time on the court in Howard's absence, although Howard seemed optimistic about being able to play against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

Dwight Howard C HOU 1 Month

Howard (ankle) was unable to participate in Sunday's morning shootaround and will be considered a game-time decision against the Lakers, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard's unavailability for shootaround doesn't bode well for his status, but there still remains hope that he's saving himself for when it matters. If Howard is ultimately unable to play, expect Joey Dorsey to see extended time on the court.

Dwight Howard C HOU 1 Month

Howard (ankle) is considered questionable to play against the Lakers on Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard suffered a sprained ankle against the Suns on Friday and was forced off the court in the first quarter. His status will likely be updated after Sunday's morning shootaround.

Dwight Howard C HOU 1 Month

Howard left Friday's game against the Suns in the First quarter with an apparent right ankle injury, play-by-play announcer Craig Ackerman reports.

Howard's status for the remainder of the contest is unclear at this point, but he will at least make a trip to the locker room to be evaluated and possibly get taped up. The Rockets should provide an update on his status at some point in the near future.

Dwight Howard C HOU 1 Month

Howard scored seven points (3-8 FG, 1-2 FT) with 11 rebounds and one steal in just 24 minutes due to foul trouble, in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

Howard picked up his fifth foul with 5.46 remaining in the third quarter and did not return to the game (also largely to a blowout lead to the Warriors). Howard is in a huge slump averaging 15 points, 10.6 rebounds and 0.7 blocks during January. Owners have no choice to ride it out with his value so low and can only hope he finds his form soon.