El Segundo, CA (Sports Network) - Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill will
officially miss the remainder of the 2012-13 season after undergoing hip
surgery on Wednesday.
The operation, performed in Nashville by Dr. Thomas Byrd, included the removal
of loose fragments in Hill's left hip as well as to repair a torn labrum. The
fourth-year pro also had a microfracture procedure that is expected to
sideline him around six months.
Hill, who was averaging a career bests of 6.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 29
games prior to the injury, has been out of action since Jan. 6.
A first-round pick (8th overall) of the New York Knicks in the 2009 draft,
Hill was acquired by Los Angeles in a trade with Houston for veteran point
guard Derek Fisher last March. The 25-year-old was re-signed to a two-year
contract by the Lakers this past offseason.
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