Another day, another injury update for the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Dave McMenamin from ESPN LosAngeles, big man Jordan Hill will miss the rest of the regular season due to a hip injury.
Hill underwent an arthrogram test Friday on his injured left hip, and results showed that he has loose fragments in addition to a possible torn labrum, according to the Lakers.
Hill has been advised that surgery will be needed to repair the injury, which would cause him to miss the remainder of the season. He will seek a second opinion before he schedules surgery, Hill’s agent, Kevin Bradbury, told ESPNLosAngeles.com.
“Kobe accidentally stepped on my foot, and it kind of took my leg out of place,” Hill said.
This is obviously very frustrating news for the Lakers, as Hill is one of their most hardworking players. His services were needed more than ever, especially with the absence of Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol due to injury.
Hill was averaging 6.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game.