Jordan Hill has been one of the Lakers’ best players so far in this young season, but an MRI today revealed an issue with his right knee. The bad news is that Hill has a bone bruise, while the good news is that it doesn’t appear Hill will need to miss any time in order for the injury to heal.
According to tweets from Mike Trudell and Kevin Ding, Jordan Hill had an MRI on his right knee today which revealed the bone bruise. He’ll apparently be available to play Tuesday in Dallas, though:
Hill is always susceptible to injury due to the way plays while on the court. Just last season Hill ended up missing 53 games due to a hip injury which required surgery.
The good news here is that the injury isn’t something new and Jordan has been playing through it for a few weeks, all the while bringing the same energy and hustle that we have grown accustomed to seeing from the 26-year-old.
Hill has been big off the bench so far for the Lakers this season. According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Hill is leading the league in field goal percentage (73.3 percent) and offensive rebound percentage (23.3 percent) despite averaging just 14 minutes per game.