Grant Hill Could Be Done For The Season Due To Knee Injury

It looks like Grant Hill’s 2012 NBA season is over. The Suns’ forward, who is the oldest player currently playing in the league, suffered a meniscus tear in his right knee and will need to get surgery.

Arizona Central reports that Hill, 39, will have the surgery on Friday and will be out until at least April.

“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 has averaged 10.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.3 assists for the Suns this year. According to ESPN, Hill has missed five games so far this year. The Suns are 1-4 without Hill.

Suns guard Jared Dudley said:

“He’s our glue guy… He calms us defensively. He’s the best defensive player. He’s the one who guarded Chris Paul at home and slowed him down. Offensively, he is efficient and gets out on the break and that makes other people guard him and open up 3-pointers. He posts up and makes the extra pass.”

CBS reports that Hill’s chances of returning will depend on how well the Suns do without him. The Suns are currently two games out from the last playoff spot in the Western conference. If the Suns have a chance at the playoffs Hill will likely try to return. If the Suns fall further behind, Grant will probably try to rest up his knee in order to play one more season at the age of 40.

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