Jordan Hill on season ending surgery: "I feel like I let down the team."

Jordan Hill on season ending surgery: "I feel like I let down the team."

CREATED Jan 12, 2013 - UPDATED: Jan 12, 2013
Reporter: Evyn Murray, Sports Intern
LOS ANGELES (KGUN9 and AP) - Former Arizona Wildcat and current Lakers forward Jordan Hill has been told he needs season-ending surgery on his injured left hip. The Lakers announced Friday night that Hill will seek a second opinion before scheduling surgery.
Hill is the Lakers' top backup big man, averaging 6.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in his first full season with the team. The fourth-year pro joined the Lakers last season in a trade with Houston.
After a loss at home to the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-101, Hill was clearly disappointed.

Hill told the Los Angeles Times, "I feel like I let down the team. I let down the fans."

According to the Lakers, Hill was examined by team doctors and underwent an anthrogram test. The test revealed "loose fragments in addition to a possible labral tear" in the hip, which will require surgery, the team said.

Hill was hurt Sunday against the Denver Nuggets at the Staples Center.

Hills also told the Los Angeles Times, "Andre Miller drove baseline and Kobe, trying to go back and guard him, he accidentally stepped on my foot," he said. "Like, I stayed in one spot but my hip kept going. It kind of pulled the joint out."

The loss is another blow to the Lakers, who are off to a disappointing 15-21 start this season.

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