Grant Hill Needs Knee Surgery, Could Be Out For Season

by March 30, 2012

Grant Hill’s no stranger to injuries—and specifically knee problems—but his latest physical setback comes at a particularly painful time, as the Suns are fighting hard to stay in the Western Conference Playoff race. Hill reportedly will undergo surgery on his right knee to repair a meniscus tear, and will miss at least most of Phoenix’s remaining regular season games, if not the rest of the year. More, from the Arizona Republic: “Suns small forward Grant Hill will undergo minor right knee surgery Friday morning and miss at least most of the season’s remaining games.  A magnetic resonance imaging test on Hill’s right knee revealed Thursday that he has a meniscus tear to the right knee, which underwent an arthroscopy in September to remove a loose piece of cartilage. Hill likely will be out until at least mid-April, if not the season, but more will be known after the surgery. Hill, the league’s second oldest player by a day at age 39, said Wednesday that his right knee first began bothering him two weeks ago when he took a hit to the inside of the joint, where the tear is located. On Sunday, Hill said it worsened when he took a charge against Cleveland and eventually left the game. He was hopeful to return but his lateral movement remained limited before Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s games and he was held out each time.”