Eric Gordon to undergo arthroscopic surgery on right knee

  • 02/14/2012 9:19 am in

The Times-Picayune: Gordon to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery; will be sidelined another six weeks

New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon, who has played just two games this season because of a bone bruise, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Tuesday and will be out an addtional six weeks.

Gordon was diagnosed initially with the bruise following the Hornets season opening win on Dec. 28 at Phoenix, a game in which he made the winning shot in the final seconds.

He said later he entered the game with a sore knee, then the problem worsened after he knocked knees with Suns forward Grant Hill in the fourth quarter.

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  • AJ_IU_ColtsFan

    Damn, Grant Hill’s still in the league? I thought he’d have retired by now, all the medical issues he’d been having. Well, good for him! 

    And too bad for Eric Gordon, but this reads like it’s a routine procedure. He’ll be back. Another good thing.

  • SCHoosier

    Hate to hear that..kid has been hampered by injuries in the pros. This is the year he should have collected a long term rich contract to stay in NO. Wonder how that will be impacted.

  • SCHoosier

    Hate to hear that..kid has been hampered by injuries in the pros. This is the year he should have collected a long term rich contract to stay in NO. Wonder how that will be impacted.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Memo to Indiana Pacers: BRING ERIC GORDON BACK HOME THIS OFF SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • HoosierPat

    I second.  Come on back to Indy!

  • BIGRED1

     this just means he will be super healthy next year when he gets to Indy!

  • jayrig5

    Well, the deadline for the extension came and went, but I think from what I saw the NBA owned Hornets were just offering something like 4 years/14 million, which obviously isn’t enough.  So he’ll be a restricted free agent this summer.  You have to wonder how the ownership situation will factor into this.  If the Pacers offer him a huge deal, how would the league justify matching, considering his injury issues this year?  But, I guess they could justify it by saying that he was the centerpiece in the Paul deal, so they had to keep him.

    So part of me wonders if EJ wouldn’t be best served just signing the one year qualifying offer, playing next season in NO, rebuilding a bit of value, and then becoming an unrestricted free agent the summer after, when presumably Indiana would still be interested.  It’s just risky to sign a 4 year offer sheet this summer and have New Orleans match, if you don’t want to stay there long-term.

    And assuming he can get relatively healthy, he’s a perfect fit on this Pacers team.  He’d be a home run acquisition.

  • Mikew999

    Supposedly, NO offered something in the area of $50+ million over 4 years, Gordon wanted max or close to max which would be $14 million per year. 

  • Mikew999

    Supposedly, NO offered something in the area of $50+ million over 4 years, Gordon wanted max or close to max which would be $14 million per year.