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Dwight Howard feeling better but dealing with a new back issue

Latest injury update on Dwight Howard.

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Howard has thus far only played 23 minutes (at Memphis on 10/6) in the Rockets' preseason, but it sounds like there's still a chance he could suit up for the finale against the Spurs on Friday.

But a small caveat in this progress comes in the form of a new back issue:

At least Dwight's arrow is pointing up, but the fact that there's now a different problem with his back is something worth monitoring as the season approaches.