Jordan Hill injury update: Lakers' F reportedly won't need surgery on herniated disc

Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Lakers forward Jordan Hill is likely to play in the team's season opener on Oct. 30 if reports hold true on not needing surgery on a herniated disc in his back.

According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Lakers PF/C Jordan Hill will not need surgery on the herniated disc in his back and, if everything goes well, should be able to play in their season opener on Oct. 30.

Hill will likely miss practice over the next two weeks as he tries to rehabilitate the injury, although the timetable for his return will depend on how his back responds to the treatment.

The Lakers acquired Hill in a deal with the Rockets at last season's trade deadline, and he emerged as a reliable back-up at both the power forward and center positions, averaging 5 points and 6 rebounds on 43 percent shooting in the post-season.

LA signed Hill to a 2-year, $8 million contract in the off-season and they're counting on him to provide rebounding and athleticism behind Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol.

In his absence, the Lakers will turn to Antawn Jamison, Earl Clark and maybe even second-round pick Robert Sacre for front-court depth.

This post originally appeared on SBNation.com.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Los Angeles

You must be a member of SB Nation Los Angeles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Los Angeles. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Los Angeles

You must be a member of SB Nation Los Angeles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Los Angeles. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.