Report: Lakers forward Jordan Hill won't need back surgery

Tuesday October 9th, 2012

Laker Jordan Hill reportedly won't need back surgery. (Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

League sources said Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill will not need surgery for a herniated disc in his back, making him available for the Oct. 30 season opener, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

The Lakers extended Hill -- who was acquired in a trade with the Houston Rockets -- to be the team's primary frontline backup to Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol.

Hill, 25, will undergo core strength training on his back to rehabilitate the injury, sources said. He could return to practice within 10-14 days, but Hill's rehab process will be fluid depending on how his back responds to treatment, sources said.
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