Phoenix Suns' Grant Hill to miss next 2 weeks

The Suns learned today that forward Grant Hill will miss about 2 weeks, because of an appendectomy that will be performed Wednesday evening.

Hill has played in every game this season for Phoenix, which is quite a surprise to most people considering his injury plagued past.  The surgery will remove Hill from the lineup for about 2 weeks, but guard Marcus Banks' resurgence may fill the hole left by Grant fairly well. 

 The injury will likely force the Suns to move Raja Bell (or Banks) to the small forward position and insert Leandro Barbosa or Banks into the starting lineup.  If they go another route, Brian Skinner may come in at center and Amare Stoudemire & Shawn Marion which each move down a spot (to PF & F, respectively).

Phoenix should fair pretty well while Hill is gone, but he will be missed and welcomed heartily when he returns.

Published Wednesday, January 09, 2008 6:58 PM by chowell

Comments

Thursday, January 10, 2008 4:41 PM by Scott Mitchell

# re: Phoenix Suns' Grant Hill to miss next 2 weeks

Is an appendectomy really considered an "injury?" In any event, better now than in late April or May (or, who knows, June)! :-)
Thursday, January 10, 2008 10:33 PM by chowell

# re: Phoenix Suns' Grant Hill to miss next 2 weeks

No, the injury probably isn't the best way to categorize Hill's missed time, but I have enough tags as it is ;)