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Eric Gordon won't have surgery, will miss 4-6 weeks

Hornets sharpshooter Eric Gordon has elected not to have surgery on his right knee. He instead will sit out for 4-6 weeks and rehab the injury.

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Eric Gordon avoids surgery but will miss 4-6 weeks

Eric Gordon will reportedly not need surgery for his knee injury, though he will miss the first four to six weeks of the season.


Surgery an option for Hornets' Eric Gordon

Microfracture surgery is a potential option for Eric Gordon, reports The New Orleans Hornets guard was ruled out indefinitely with a right knee injury prior to the team's season-opener against the San Antonio Spurs, a 99-95 loss.

An MRI earlier in the week revealed damage to Gordon's right knee, though it was unclear the extent of that damage. On Thursday, Gordon said that it was not structural:

"Nothing structural. There has been a little bit of soreness and swelling. I'm always listening to the doctors and they've told me there is swelling, but obviously I can tell myself that there has been a little bit of swelling.

He is expected to seek insight from a knee specialist, and from there formulate a plan that may include surgery. It may turn out not to be necessary, if rest and rehabilitation will deal with the injury on an acceptable time frame.
Gordon missed almost the entirety of the 2011-2012 season with an injury to the same knee. Microfracture surgery was discussed at the time, but Gordon opted for a lesser procedure, having arthroscopic surgery in February.

Gordon came to New Orleans 2011 as part of the Chris Paul trade and signed a four-year, $58 million contract with the Hornets in the offseason.

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Eric Gordon hasn't talked trade, surgery possible

After New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon was scratched from the lineup for an unknown amount of time with a knee injury, the team is still looking to get a clearer picture of whether or not surgery will be needed, according to a report by Ken Berger of on Friday.

Additionally, though the situation surrounding Gordon's injured knee remains "mysterious," as Berger writes, a source within the league said neither Gordon or his agent have made a trade demand. Officials with the Hornets, according to Berger's report, say that while further surgery is not definite, it hasn't been completely taken off the table at the same time.

Hornets head coach Monty Williams ruled Gordon out indefinitely before the team's season-opening 99-95 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.

As a restricted free agent in the offseason, Gordon signed an offer sheet with the Phoenix Suns and made clear his desire to play there before New Orleans retained his services by matching Phoenix's offer.


No timetable for Eric Gordon's return

New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon said he plans to rest this week while he nurses his sore right knee, according to The Times-Picayune.

Gordon said there is no timetable for his return, but his knee does feel better.

"I definitely want to get back to where I should be,'' Gordon said. "As of right now, I'm just going through the rehab with a lot of strengthening, running and all that. I want to take a real toll on it this week and then see how it goes from there next week. I definitely want to be back before the season starts and that's what we're striving right now."

Hornets coach Monty Williams said he'd like to see Gordon play in at least a couple of preseason games before the season starts. New Orleans begins the 2012 season Oct. 31 against the San Antonio Spurs.

Gordon, 23, played in just nine games for the Hornets last season. He averaged 20.6 points per game last year, his first season in New Orleans.


Eric Gordon still hurting, still not playing

New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon will miss at least another week of practice, as the team is being cautious in dealing with his ailing right knee. Gordon is still recovering from knee surgery he had on Feb. 14; the injury to his knee limited him to just nine games last season.

Gordon has participated in team walkthroughs and some exercises, according to head coach Monty Williams. The Hornets plan to work Gordon a bit harder beginning next week and then make adjustments to his rehab plan from there.

New Orleans still has seven preseason games to play, beginning with Tuesday's game against the Charlotte Bobcats. The Hornets opened their preseason schedule with an 85-80 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday.

Gordon averaged 20.6 points and 3.4 assists in his nine games with the Hornets last year. Prior to coming to New Orleans in a trade last December, he spent three seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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