ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando forward Grant Hill traveled to
Philadelphia on Tuesday to have his sports hernia reevaluated,
though the Magic's leading scorer is expected to be available for
Wednesday's game against Washington.
Hill, who missed the first 19 games this season after undergoing
surgery for a sports hernia, sat out five of the last seven games
with pain in the same area. He scored 18 points in Sunday's loss at
Sacramento, but was in visible pain after the game.
He flew to see sports hernia specialist Dr. William Myers, who
performed Hill's surgery in October. Myers also treated
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and Los Angeles
Dodgers infielder Nomar Garciaparra.
Magic assistant general manager Otis Smith said Hill's visit was
"It's just Grant being Grant," Smith said. "He's cautious and
wanting to make sure everything is OK and he's not hurting himself
Last season was Hill's best for the Magic. Finally healed from
an ankle injury that kept him off the court most of the previous
four seasons, he averaged 19.7 points, shot a career-best 50
percent and was an All-Star for the sixth time.
Hill is averaging a team-best 16.8 points in 11 games this