Jordan Hill has right knee bone bruise, according to report

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sport

The Lakers' offensive rebounding machine has a bone bruise.

The Los Angeles Lakers have diagnosed power forward Jordan Hill with a right knee bone bruise after he underwent an MRI Monday, according to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell. Hill missed the team flight to Dallas but will travel via commercial flight and is expected to play Tuesday against the Mavericks.

Hill is averaging 14 minutes per game along wtih 6.3 points and six rebounds. His role in the Lakers' rotation has been an area Mike D'Antoni has told reporters he continues to work with, but this could be another nagging injury for Hill.

He grabbed a key offensive rebound in the Lakers' fourth quarter victory Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks, leading D'Antoni to say this after the game:

Hill played in just 29 games during the 2012-2013 season, missing extended time after tearing a hip flexor. He has proven to be an injury prone player throughout his career, playing more than 50 games once since being drafted in 2009.

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