Dwight Howard believes he will not need surgery on his injured right shoulder, even in the offseason.

Howard would likely need six months to rehabilitate his shoulder if he were to undergo surgery.

“As of right now, no,” Howard said. “Hopefully it doesn’t get bad enough to where I have to have surgery. I don’t want to think about that right now.”

Howard has treated the shoulder with around-the-clock icing and electronic stimulation.