ERIC GORDON INJURY UPDATE
Guard expected to be out up to six weeks following surgery
February 13, 2012
The New Orleans Hornets announced today that Hornets guard Eric Gordon will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee tomorrow. The surgery is needed to fully resolve an injury that was sustained earlier in the season during a Hornets game. After that point it did not fully heal with treatment and rest. The doctors expect that Eric will be fully recovered and able to return to playing in up to six weeks.
After consulting with our medical staff, we concluded that surgery was the best route and in the best interest of Eric for the long term. We had hoped with rest and rehab, Eric's knee would have healed. General Manager Dell Demps said. Eric is eager to return to the court and we are confident Hornet Fans will get to see him soon.
He sustained the injury to his knee in the first quarter of the teams opening game in Phoenix on 12/26. In two games this season, Gordon averaged a team-best 21.0 points per game, including hitting the game-winning 20-foot jumper with 4.2 seconds remaining against the Suns on 12/26.
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