Former Orlando Magic forward Grant Hill said his ankle injury was mishandled by the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic medical teams during an intriguing 55-minute podcast interview with Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock.

The discussion covered a wide range of topics including the Jalen Rose Uncle Tom comments, politics, his college basketball career at Duke, and his NBA stints with the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic. But the conversation took a interesting turn when Whitlock questioned Grant Hill about his past ankle and knee injuries that plagued his time with the Orlando Magic from 2000-07.

Less than six months after receiving ankle surgery in May of 2000, Grant Hill started in the Magic's opener against the Washington Wizards.

"The next day the doctor who performed (my) surgery picks the paper up and saw that I played like 30 minutes and he was irate," Hill said. "I wasn't supposed to be on the court doing basketball-related activity until December. So somewhere along the line, the ball was dropped. And certainly I didn't know that until the doctor informed me of that. Apparently he had forwarded all the information down there to Orlando. I was told to follow the instructions. I played in another game in Miami the next night and they shut me down to do rehab for five or six weeks. By then it was too late. What should've been a six- or seven-month recovery before you get on the court to play, I was on the court in three or four months."

Whitlock asked if Grant Hill held his former Magic coach Doc Rivers accountable for any of the injury mismanagement, to which he quickly shot down. He also added that Doc Rivers was perhaps unfairly judged during his time in Orlando because he never got the chance to compete with a fully healthy roster.