Howard, Gasol, Hill Injury Update

January 07, 2013 12:33 pm PST
EL SEGUNDO Lakers Injury Report sponsored by UCLA Health SystemLakers players Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill were injured in last night’s game against the Denver Nuggets and were examined by team doctors today.

Howard, who originally injured his right shoulder Friday night against the Clippers and re-aggravated his shoulder last night, was examined today by team doctor Steve Lombardo. An MRI exam revealed that he has a torn labrum and will be out indefinitely; he will travel with the team this week to Houston and San Antonio and will receive treatment from the team’s training staff. He will be re-examined in a week.

Gasol, who suffered a blow to the face in the fourth quarter of last night’s game, was examined by neurologist Dr. Vern Williams. Tests determined that he has a concussion. He will not travel with the team, and will be out indefinitely.

Hill suffered an injury to his right hip in last night’s game and will be examined today by Dr. Lombardo. Results of the examination will be released later today.

UPDATE: Jordan Hill was examined by team doctor's Monday night and an MRI revealed a small tear of the labrum in his left hip. He will be re-evaluated in a week.