Grant Hill to Undergo Right Knee Surgery

by March 30, 2012

The surgery on Grant Hill’s right knee today is considered minor, but it could signal the end of his season. Reports the AZ Republic: “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. Hill, the Suns’ starting small forward and defensive leader, has missed five games this season but two were only for rest in the middle of back-to-back-to-back sets. He had only missed three games in his previous three Suns seasons combined.”