Grant Hill re-evaluated, available for Wednesday

Updated: January 17, 2006, 5:52 PM ET
Associated Press

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.

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11 16.8 4.5 2.6 49.324 74.510

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 precautionary.

"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 more."

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 season.


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