The team says Howard will get a cortisone shot this week and will try to practice late next week. In a statement, the team added arthroscopic surgery "will be planned to address chronic issues regarding his ankle at a later date."
The former All-Star last played March 5.
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Howard has missed several chunks of time this season with various injuries.
In 45 games, he averaged 18.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists over 32.3 minutes.
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