Gordon, the centerpiece of the package New Orleans received in the Chris Paul trade, returned after a four-game absence on Wednesday night against the 76ers but experienced swelling in his bruised right knee after the game.
Not good news. #Hornets guard Eric Gordon out 2-3 weeks. Injured knee needs rest.— Sean Kelley (@SeanKelleyLive) January 6, 2012
Gordon began the season with soreness in his knee, which he told reporters on Wednesday he had bumped against Grant Hill in the Hornets season-opening win against the Suns. Gordon hit the game-winner in the closing seconds of that game, and has scored 20 points in each of his two games this season.
With Trevor Ariza still out with a groin injury, your projected starters on the wing tonight against a very good Denver team are Marco Belinelli and Al-Farouq Aminu. Yep.
Gordon has had a bit of trouble staying on the court during his young NBA career, including last season when he missed 24 games in March with a wrist injury.
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