Hill says, however, that reports of his demise are greatly exaggerated. Though he’s out for Sunday’s game versus the Chicago Bears, Hill says that he’ll return this season. Exactly when?
“I don’t know, to be honest with you. I’d like to think, historically, that I’m a pretty quick healer. Definitely before the season is over.’’
HIll actually finished the Lions’ game against the New England Patriots with that broken finger. But previous experience with a similar injury is what gives him confidence he’ll play again this year.
“I never took any time on that one,‘’ Hill said. "It was a very similar break. A different knuckle, but similar break. I just kept playing with it. It turned that whole joint into bone dust and needed to take a bone out of my left hand to reconstruct that joint. I can’t do that on this one. I’ve definitely got to make sure that it gets healed.’’
After Sunday’s game with the Bears, the Lions have four games remaining on their 2010 schedule.