After hurting his hip last Sunday against the Denver Nuggets Friday the Lakers announced that Jordan Hill will need to have season ending hip surgery.
“Andre Miller drove baseline and Kobe [Bryant], trying to go back and guard him, he accidentally stepped on my foot. Like, I stayed in one spot but my hip kept going. It kind of pulled the joint out.”
Is how Hill described how the injury occurred.
Team doctors said that Hill has loose fragments in addition to a possible labral tear in his hip. Recovery time is estimated to be six months after surgery, which should allow him to be ready for the 2013-2014 season.