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Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Dwight Howard may need to go under the knife to alleviate pain from a gluteal injury he suffered earlier this month.
League sources tell ESPN the Washington Wizards center will likely need a surgical procedure that would sideline him for a considerable portion of the regular season.
Howard got a recommendation from a nerve specialist on Thursday, ESPN reports, but may seek a second opinion before deciding whether or not to have surgery.
Howard, 32, injured his piriformis muscle during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Nov. 18. So far this season, the injury has caused him to miss 12 games.
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Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The nation saw multiple, unprecedented natural disasters this year, from the deadliest wildfire in California's history to the worst hurricane to hit the East Coast since 1969.
Reports from the National Centers for Environmental Information have found that climate change plays a major role in causing natural disasters to be more intense, destructive and costly to the country, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spokesperson told ABC News. Hurricanes Michael and Florence both set records in several states.
“Climate change increases the probability that you're going to see these kinds of storms,” Dr. David Easterling, a physical scientist with NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, said of hurricanes Florence and Michael.
“The fact that Florence brought so much flooding was likely due to the warmer atmosphere,” Easterling explained, and while an individual hurricane “is not necessarily due to climate chang..