Lakers reserve big man Jordan Hill, who had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip on Jan. 23, has been cleared to start running on an Alter G treadmill at 70 percent of his body weight on Friday.
Hill was examined by Dr. Byrd – who performed the surgery – in Nashville over the past two days, where it was determined that he’s made enough progress to ramp up activities. If there are no setbacks, Hill will be allowed to get to 100 percent of his body weight on the treadmill, at which point he’ll be cleared for full weight-bearing running and jumping.
Subsequently, he’ll be allowed to begin on-court basketball drills.
The team has put a timeline of 3-4 weeks after that process before Hill would be ready to resume playing in games.
Hill averaged 6.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game for the Lakers in 29 games of action.