Grant Hill undergoes knee procedure, draws interest from Lakers and others

Monday July 2nd, 2012

Grant Hill won't be retiring just yet. The 39-year-old forward, whose early career was derailed by injuries, intends to keep playing into next season after undergoing a special procedure on his knee, according to a tweet from ESPN's Ric Bucher

The procedure involves spinning the patient's own blood until the platelets that are responsible for the body's natural healing mechanisms can be separated and re-introduced into the affected area. The procedure has been credited with extending Kobe Bryant's career, and that of a few other professional athletes.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.