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Hornets' Eric Gordon To Have Knee Surgery, Will Miss Another 6 Weeks

Hornets Guard Eric Gordon -- the cornerstone of New Orleans' rebuilding project -- will sit out 3-6 more weeks after already missing most of January to rest his injured knee.

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Eric Gordon Injury: Hornets Guard Needs Knee Surgery, May Miss Six Weeks

New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon is still being hampered by a knee injury and will now undergo surgery, the team announced on Monday night. Gordon has missed all but two games with a sore left knee, an injury he's been unable to recover from.

The news comes from Marc Spears of Yahoo!.

With six more weeks tacked onto the six weeks he's already missed, it's unlikely Gordon will make much of an impact for the Hornets at all this season. New Orleans continues to slump, with a 5-23 record on the year, and rushing Gordon back could do more harm to the young man's career than good. However, Gordon is set to become a free agent following the season, and may want to show he's back to health, or close, before the end of the year in hopes of generating interest as he hits the open market.

Keep up the the latest news and fan reaction on At The Hive.


Eric Gordon Injury: Hornets Say Guard Out Another 3-6 Weeks

Eric Gordon will be out another 3-6 weeks with a right knee contusion, the New Orleans Hornets announced on Thursday. Gordon has not played since going 39 minutes in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Jan. 4. He has played just two games all year.

Despite his extremely limited minutes -- the only other game he played was the season-opener on Dec. 26 -- he has looked decent when he's played. He's averaging 21 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in those two games. The Hornets have gone 2-15 since opening the season with a victory.

Gordon was the prized acquisition in the trade that sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers and the Hornets have been trying to re-sign the guard. The team, which is league controlled, had offered Paul a four-year deal that he declined prior to Wednesday's deadline and he will now become a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

For more on Gordon's situation, be sure to check out Hornets blog At the Hive.


Eric Gordon Injury: Hornets Guard Out 2-3 Weeks With Knee

Hornets Guard Eric Gordon -- the cornerstone of New Orleans' rebuilding project -- will sit out two to three weeks to rest his injured knee.

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