Magic's Hill out 7-10 days with abdominal injury

Updated: January 18, 2006, 6:59 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Grant Hill will be sidelined 7-10 days because of continued abdominal pain, the Orlando Magic said Wednesday.

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GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT%
11 16.8 4.5 2.6 49.324 74.510

Hill missed the first 19 games of the season after sports hernia surgery. He sat out five of the last seven games with abdominal pain. He traveled to Philadelphia on Tuesday to be evaluated.

"He just has a lot of pain in that abdominal area, and we're just trying to get to the bottom of it," coach Brian Hill said.

He scored 18 points in Sunday's loss at Sacramento, but was in visible pain after the game.

Hill had his best season with the Magic last year, 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.

He averaged 16.8 points in 11 games this season.


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