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Howard: I Had Torn MCL, Meniscus in Last Season’s Playoffs

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Howard appeared Thursday on the Houston Texans pregame show on SportsRadio 610 and said he played through a torn MCL and meniscus during the five-game series loss to the eventual NBA champion Golden State Warriors in the spring.

“I was basically playing with a torn MCL and meniscus,” Howard said. “I never said anything about it. I tried to cover it up saying it was a sore knee. But I was in pain the rest of the series. I just looked at it like, man, you just never know if you will ever make it back to this moment. So just sacrifice your mind, your body and your spirit for your teammates and the city and hope for the best.

“You know when we lost it was like, man, I gave everything that I had. And it hurt, but we can make up for it this season.”

Source: Calvin Watkins of ESPN

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