Hill has appendectomy, won't play for next 2-3 weeks

PHOENIX -- Phoenix Suns forward Grant Hill underwent an
appendectomy on Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined for two
to three weeks.

Hill felt ill after arriving at the US Airways Center for
Wednesday morning's shootaround. At first, the Suns assumed he had
the same flu that teammate Raja Bell recently had. But after being
taken to see a physician, it was determined to be more serious.

His appendix was removed Wednesday afternoon at a nearby

Hill signed a two-year deal with the Suns in July and hoped to
overcome seven injury-plagued years in Orlando, where he played in
about a third of the Magic's regular-season games.

He's been injury free since coming to Phoenix, starting all 34
regular season games and averaging 15.9 points.

It was the most early season play for the 35-year-old since he
started the first 39 games for the Detroit Pistons in the 1999-2000

Boris Diaw took Hill's' spot in the lineup for Wednesday night's
game against the Indiana Pacers.