UPDATE, 2/3 3 p.m.: Jordan Hill has been diagnosed with a strained hip flexor and will miss approximately two weeks, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
The Los Angeles Lakers' terrible luck with injuries continues, with Jordan Hill becoming the latest Laker to get dinged up. Hill suffered a strained right quadricep during the Lakers' loss to the New York Knicks on Sunday, and will travel back to Los Angeles to undergo further evaluations from team doctors, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Hill is expected to meet with doctors Tuesday morning.
Hill's role with the team has expanded through the season, especially with Kobe Bryant missing time. He's averaging a career high in both scoring (12.3) and rebounds (8) while starting 48 games. There's no timetable on his return, and the Lakers will likely update his status following his meeting.
Tarik Black should be back in the Lakers lineup soon, and this will also mean more minutes for Carlos Boozer to soak. Robert Sacre and Ed Davis should also see a larger workload while Hill is out. Hill's struggled with injuries throughout his career, missing games for various injuries since joining the Lakers.