Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 1/12/13
The Lakers will lose Jordan Hill for the remainder of the season with a hip injury. According to a team release, Hill underwent an anthrogram test Friday, revealing the forward-center has "loose fragments in addition to a possible labral tear." The injury will require surgery, although Hill is expected to get a second opinion before going under the knife. He was examined Friday by team doctor Steve Lombardo and hip specialist Dr. Jason Snibbe. Hill signed a two-year contract this past off-season for 7.1 million. He'll be paid a total of 3.56 million this season. The Lakers will lose one of the most prolific offensive rebounders in the league. Playing just 15.8 minutes a night, Hill has averaged 2.8 offensive boards a game. The Lakers will probably turn to Earl Clark and Antawn Jamison in Hill's absence. -Eric Pincus
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