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Lakers' Jordan Hill out for the season with hip injury

January 11, 2013|By Eric Pincus
  • Jordan Hill has suffered a season-ending injury to his hip and will not return for the Lakers.
Jordan Hill has suffered a season-ending injury to his hip and will not return… (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles…)

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.

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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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