Wizards C Dwight Howard might need surgery for gluteal injury, report says

Veteran center Dwight Howard could find relief from a gluteal injury that has cause him to miss much of his debut with the Wizards.

According to ESPN, Howard will most likely need to undergo a surgical procedure to heal a gluteal injury that has sidelined him early in the season, citing an unidentified league source.

He has played in just nine games for Washington, which acquired the big man this season as a free agent.

The report also stated surgery came from the recommendation from a nerve specialist in Los Angeles area Thursday, but Howard may seek out another opinion before making a final decision. The recommended procedure would cause him to miss a large portion of the regular season.

Howard signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Wizards over the summer.