Pretty much everyone expected to see this at some point this season, only it was expected to come 4 or 5 months ago.
I must say I'm extremely glad as a Magic fan that Hill won't try to play through this and injure himself badly and not be able to come back 100% for next season, given that the Magic are virtually out of it for this season with tonight's loss.There was resignation in Grant Hill's voice, but he couldn't bring himself to say what has become painfully obvious: The Orlando Magic all-star forward has likely played his last game this season.
Hill underwent another bone scan on his bruised left shin on Wednesday and he is expecting that he will have to return to Duke University Medical Center later this week to be examined by Dr. James Nunley, the surgeon who performed the fourth surgery on his troublesome left ankle.
Hill, who missed his third consecutive game Wednesday against Chicago, has been bothered by pain in his left shin for the past month, an injury that he says happened when he wa s accidentally kicked Feb. 26 against the Miami Heat. Hill says there is irritation and a knot in the area where there is a metal plate connecting his shin and ankle.