Josh Howard Undergoes Successful Left Knee Scope

Josh HowardSALT LAKE CITY (March 23, 2012) – The following is a medical update on Utah Jazz forward Josh Howard:

Howard underwent a successful scope of his left knee performed by Dr. David Altchek on Thursday in New York City. Howard will spend one week on crutches before being re-examined. A further update on Howard’s status and recovery will be provided in two weeks.

Howard (6-7, 210, Wake Forest), in his ninth NBA season and first with Utah, appeared in 41 games (18 starts) with the Jazz this season and averaged 8.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 23.4 minutes per game. A 2007 NBA All-Star, Howard holds career averages of 14.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 494 games (399 starts) with Dallas, Washington and Utah. He was signed by the Jazz as a free agent on December 15, 2011.

A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., Howard was originally selected by the Mavericks in the first round (29th pick) of the 2003 NBA Draft.