"The goal is to try to be back by Thursday," Howard said.
Howard hopes the shot carries him through the postseason. He has had a cortisone injection in his right shoulder in the past, and he said it held up fairly well. But Howard will be cautious with the ankle. He said if he needs to take a few extra days to rest, he will do it.
Howard also has been bothered with a sore toe on his right foot. He is hopeful both injuries heal at the same time.