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Source: Lakers' Jordan Hill out at least a week with hip injury

After injuries to Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol, the Los Angeles Lakers' frontline has been further decimated with the loss of Jordan Hill for at least a week, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.

An MRI exam on Monday revealed a small muscle tear in Hill's hip, a source said.

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Hill has been a vital inside presence for the Lakers, averaging 6.7 points and 5.7 rebounds.

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With Howard, Gasol and Hill sidelined for the immediate future, the Lakers are embarking on four games in six nights, beginning with back-to-backs against Houston and San Antonio on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hill, 25, signed a two-year extension worth $8 million to stay with the Lakers over the summer. He joined Los Angeles in a trade from Houston last season.

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