Eric Gordon Undergoes Knee Surgery, Out Six Weeks

NOVEMBER 13: The Rockets announced today in a press release that Gordon has undergone a right knee arthroscopy and will miss approximately six weeks.

NOVEMBER 12: Rockets guard Eric Gordon will undergo surgery on his knee, a source tells Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle (Twitter link). Speaking today to reporters, head coach Mike D’Antoni confirmed the news (video link via Mark Berman of FOX 26 Houston).

Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link) first reported that Gordon was gathering information on a knee issue and was leaning toward undergoing a clean-up procedure.

Gordon is expected to be sidelined for at least a month and could ultimately miss up to six weeks, league sources tell Charania (Twitter link). Feigen, who says the surgery will remove debris from Gordon’s knee, tweets that the Rockets are planning to be without the veteran shooting guard for six weeks.

It doesn’t appear that Gordon suffered a new injury in the Rockets’ most recent game — according to D’Antoni, the knee had been bothering the 30-year-old since last season. Gordon was off to a slow start in 2019/20, with just 10.9 PPG on .309/.284/.643 shooting through nine games, so the club will hope that addressing that knee issue helps jump-start his season once he’s recovered and ready to return.

With Gordon on the shelf, Ben McLemore, Austin Rivers, and Chris Clemons are the top candidates to play increased roles for Houston, as D’Antoni told reporters today.

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