Eric Gordon sidelined with right wrist injury

  • 01/26/2011 1:22 pm in

BLOOMINGTON, IN - DECEMBER 29:  Eric Gordon #23 of the Indiana Hoosiers looks on during the game against the Chicago State Cougars at Assembly Hall December 29, 2007 in Bloomington, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The chances of an Eric Gordon NBA All-Star game appearance have just become slimmer.

The third-year LA Clipper and former IU guard, who is currently eighth in the NBA in scoring at just over 24 points per game, will miss the next three or four weeks with a wrist injury, reports

The team said Tuesday night that Gordon has a sprained right wrist and a small bone chip fracture. After exams by multiple doctors, it was determined he would miss three to four weeks.

Gordon was probably a long shot to be selected to the Western Conference team, but this injury could keep him out past the All-Star break (Feb. 18-21).

The loss of Gordon is a significant blow to the Clippers, who sit seven games out of the playoff race, but are 7-3 over their last ten games.

ClipsNation weighs-in on how the loss of Gordon could affect the Clippers chances of reaching the postseason:

When Eric Gordon went crashing to the floor of Staples Center on Saturday night, the Clippers’ hopes of making a playoff push, however dim, probably crashed as well. The Clippers are now 0-3 without their leading scorer this season. Then again, they faced some pretty good teams in those games, the¬†Spurs,¬†Hornets and Mavericks. They were 6-14 in the 20 games he missed last year.

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