Feb 1, 2012, 12:58 AM EDT
Pacers backup shooting guard George Hill will not travel with the team for an upcoming road trip and is out indefinitely with a chip fracture in his left ankle, the team announced after Tuesday’s game.
The injury occurred in the third quarter against the Nets, when Hill went up for a jumper and Nets center Johan Petro got too close, had his feet in Hill’s landing spot and the result was a twisted ankle.
A chip fracture, also known as an avulsion fracture, is when fragments of bone chip off the main bone (usually because the ligament or tendon is pulled off the bone and a chip comes with it).
Treatment time depends on the severity of the injury and other factors. Hill likely will get an MRI and other tests, then we may get a timeline.
Hill averages 24.7 minutes and 9.7 points per game. For a Pacers team whose strengths are depth and balance, this is a setback. Hill came over to the Pacers from the Spurs in a draft day trade last June for Kawhi Leonard.
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