​Dwight Howard has been dealing with a ​lingering injury to his backside this season and it has caused him to miss multiple games already.

According to reports, Howard is questionable to play tonight against the Rockets due to gluteal soreness. It was previously reported that Howard was struggling to sit down due to the pain. 

If Howard sits tonight, it will be his fourth consecutive absence, as the 32-year-old big man has only made nine appearances for the ​Wizards in their 19 games this year. 

Howard just went through an extremely uncomfortable weekend after ​being outed on Twitter by someone claiming to be his transgender ex-girlfriend and now he could possibly find himself on the bench for the fourth straight game. 

Things have not been going smoothly for Howard lately and the Wizards are desperately missing him. He is averaging 12.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game this season for Washington, a team which has struggled its way to a 7-12 mark.