Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard was reportedly hospitalized Sunday night for what is believed to be dehydration, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Dwight Howard was taken to a hospital late Sunday night after feeling ill on a plane flight to Atlanta, according to several people familiar with the situation. It is believed that the Hawks center suffered from dehydration. He is being treated and is expected to be released from the hospital early Monday morning.
Howard was visiting China on a promotional tour for his shoe sponsor, Peak, according to the report.
Howard has long been a big figure in China, going back to his days with the Magic, and actually starred in a science fiction film there with Carmelo Anthony. The Hawks are set to open training camp in two weeks in Atlanta, but Howard should be fine and ready to go if indeed it is dehydration.
Still, not a great start to his time with the Hawks, who signed him to a massive three-year, $70.5 million deal this summer as Al Horford departed for Boston. The Hawks tip off the 2016-17 season on Oct. 27 against the Washington Wizards.