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Solomon Hill undergoes surgery to repair torn hamstring

New Orleans Pelicans forward Solomon Hill underwent surgery to repair a torn left hamstring and will miss six to eight months, the team announced Sunday.

The Pelicans said Hill suffered a proximal hamstring tear while working out in Los Angeles and that the surgery was successful.

Solomon Hill is expected to miss at least six months following surgery to repair a left hamstring tear. Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images
The team said a full timetable for Hill's return has yet to be determined.

Hill's loss will be difficult for the Pelicans, who have little depth at small forward.

New Orleans was already under significant pressure to make the playoffs with a starting five that includes Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Jrue Holiday.

Hill started 71 games for the Pelicans in 2016-17, averaging 7.0 points and 3.8 rebounds. He is entering the second season of a four-year, $48 million contract.

The 26-year-old played his first three NBA seasons with the Indiana Pacers, who picked him 23rd overall in the 2013 NBA draft. He has averaged 6.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in his career.

New Orleans has struggled with its depth in recent years, losing several players to extended injuries.

Author: Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN
Source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20476861/solomon-hill-new-orleans-pelicans-undergoes-hamstring-surgery

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