It was either the worst knee contusion ever or something else was keeping Pacers guard George Hill sidelined indefinitely to start the season. Prior to the Pacers win over Orlando on Friday, Frank Vogel clarified Hill's status as also including a torn quad which wasn't initially apparent, as Scott Agness reported.
"They didn't see that on the originally MRI because there was too much blood on the initial picture," Vogel said. "He's had a tear in his quad. That's the reason that it's taken so long."
The current hope is that Hill will be ready to go in mid-December. Fortunately, Donald Sloan has stepped up and diminished the need to rush Hill back until his left knee and/or quad is fully ready for the NBA grind once again.
Also, Roy Hibbert is listed as questionable to play the Cavaliers on Saturday night as he works toward a return from a sprained ankle. Hibbert has missed the last three games after leaving the Phoenix game in the first quarter when he landed on Eric Bledsoe's foot.