Howard incurred stress fracture during playoffs, should be fine for Olympics

Updated: June 29, 2008, 8:26 AM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- On their one and only day of minicamp, Team USA was not whole.

Dwight Howard was forced to sit out practice Saturday due to a stress fracture of his sternum, an injury he sustained during the Orlando Magic's second round playoff loss to the Detroit Pistons.

"It's a six to eight week recovery time, and this is the sixth week," said Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski, who expects Howard to be fully healed by the time the team reconvenes for training camp July 21.

Still, ...

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