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Hill Undergoes Successful Procedure

Suns forward Grant Hill underwent a successful procedure on his right knee Friday.
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Posted: March 30, 2012

Phoenix Suns forward Grant Hill today underwent a successful procedure on his right knee, the team has announced.

The procedure was performed by team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Carter and was less than 30 minutes long.

Dr. Carter repaired a medial meniscus tear in Hill’s right knee, which was discovered in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) on Thursday.

If rehab goes as expected, Hill will return before the end of the regular season.

Hill has appeared in 46 games this season for the Suns, averaging 10.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

Since the break, Hill has averaged 12.9 points and is shooting 52.1 percent from the field overall.

The Suns’ best individual defender, Hill has led a Phoenix defense that is allowing just 97.6 points this season, its fewest since 2002-03, and 8.2 points fewer than a season ago.