Hill will not have surgery, Redding said, but will undergo rehab that will keep him out six weeks and extend into basketball season.
Kyle Hurley will start in place of Hill against St. John's (Shrewsbury).
"We'll miss Brendan," Redding said. "I don't know if we get here (the Super Bowl) without him, but we can win with Kyle Hurley."
Hill suffered the injury in the Hornets' win over Foxborough on Thanksgiving.
Xaverian senior running back Shayne Kaminski is doubtful for Saturday's Division 1 Super Bowl, coach Charlie Stevenson said.
Stevenson said Kaminski has more doctors visits, but that the initial belief is a broken fibula.
Kaminski was on crutches and wore a boot on his right foot at Wednesday's breakfast.
Kaminski also suffered his injury on Thanksgiving in a win over St. John's Prep.
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