george hillUtah Jazz point guard George Hill went to the locker room with 0.6 seconds left in the first quarter Saturday night after being elbowed in the face by Phoenix Suns center Alex Len.

Hill received stitches for a lower lip laceration and underwent concussion testing. He did not return for the second half of the Jazz’s 91-86 win in Salt Lake City.

There is no timetable for Hill’s return. He exhibited concussion-like symptoms and now will go through league-mandated concussion protocol before he’s cleared to play.

Hill has appeared in just 13 of 34 possible games because of injuries this season. He missed eight games with a sprained thumb and 13 games with a sprained toe. The veteran guard is averaging a career-best 19.1 points along with 4.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds.

Utah coach Quin Snyder praised his team for responding well in Hill’s absence.

“I thought we held the line and just continued to battle defensively,’ Snyder said. “It was just a tough, contested game, really — every pass, every play.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here