Eric Gordon will miss the remainder of the 2015/16 season as a result of successful surgery today to repair damage to his fractured right ring finger, the Pelicans announced via press release. This was the same finger Gordon broke in January, an injury that forced him to miss approximately five weeks. Scott Agness of VigilantSports first reported Gordon was to undergo surgery.
New Orleans has been slammed with injuries this season, with Tyreke Evans, Quincy Pondexter and Bryce Dejean-Jones having also suffered season–ending maladies. The NBA granted a hardship exception allowing the Pelicans to add a 16th player to their roster, and New Orleans is poised to take advantage, having reached agreement with Orlando Johnson on a 10-day pact.
Gordon, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, averaged 15.4 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds through 45 games. His career numbers are 16.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists to accompany a shooting line of .435/.383/.814.