Dwight Howard has suffered a torn labrum -- a shoulder injury -- and will be sidelined indefinitely, the Lakers announced Monday.
Howard hurt his shoulder against the Clippers on Friday night and aggravated it on Sunday against the Denver Nuggets. Howard will travel with the team and will be reevaluated in a week.
"I don't need surgery," Howard said. "It should keep me out for a while but [I need] to make sure that I'm cautious, to make sure that I get healthy, that's the most important thing," Howard said.
"When it rains it pours," said Kobe Bryant on the flurry of injury reports. "At some point you hit rock bottom and then the only place you can go is up. We've got guys who have been practicing hard and have been preparing for their moment. Now they have a moment to step in and contribute."