Jordan Hill to undergo surgery on left hip

After seeking a second opinion Tuesday in Nashville on his season-ending left hip injury, Lakers forward Jordan Hill will have surgery Wednesday morning.

Hill said he has been told he’ll have to sit out at least six months following surgery. Although Hill’s out for the season, his exact recovery time isn’t definitive. The Lakers plan to provide an estimate for Hill’s recovery following his surgery performed by Dr. Thomas Byrd.

Hill injured his left hip in the Lakers’ loss Jan. 6th against the Denver Nuggets. He had appeared in 29 games averaging 6.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 15.8 minutes.

Since then, Lakers forward Earl Clark has proven enough of a pleasant surprise to take the starting power forward spot from Pau Gasol. But the Lakers still miss Hill’s energy, a quality the team mostly lacks.

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  • Jon K

    May God bless you on your surgery, Jordan!

    GO LAKERS!!!!