When pressed about the MRI results, whether they indicated structural damage and what that damage might be, Gordon would not get into specifics, telling The Times-Picayune, "There's damage. I just have to figure (it) out this weekend."
Gordon experienced a setback at some point between the U.S. Olympic Team Trials this summer and the opening of Hornets camp on Oct. 1. Continued soreness in the knee kept the fourth-year from playing in any of the team's preseason games and forced him to sit out New Orleans' season opener against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.
Soreness in the same knee kept Gordon out of all but nine games of last year's lockout-shortened NBA season. The Hornets matched the Suns four-year, $58 million max offer last July. If Gordon is forced to miss significant time in during the 2012-13 season that decision could prove costly for New Orleans.