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Report: Hawks' Howard OK after brief hospitalization

POSTED: Sep 12, 2016 6:15 PM ET

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— A person familiar with the situation says Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard is recovering from a likely case of dehydration after becoming ill on a flight from China, leading to a brief hospitalization.

The person says Howard became sick Sunday on the long flight back to Atlanta, which followed a promotional tour of the Asian country. He was released from the hospital early Monday after being treated with fluids and showing no signs of a serious problem. The person spoke to The Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity because no official statement has been released by the team.

WGCL-TV, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta, first reported Howard's hospitalization.

The 30-year-old Howard signed a three-year, $70.5 million contract with his hometown team during the offseason.

Atlanta opens training camp Sept. 27.