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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8 thoughts on “Eric Gordon Undergoes Knee Surgery, Out Six Weeks

    • Chucktoad1

      Actually probably one best non max players in the NBA. Plays hard, can shoot plays smart d and run facilitate in a pinch.

      • amk3510

        You can find guus that play hard and good D for a lot less. And his offense is nowhere near worth 70 million

        • harden-westbrook-mvps

          The only way the 4th year of his deal becomes guaranteed is if/when they win a championship, which will prove his value.

      • SheaGoodbye

        Nonsense. Maybe it’s not the worst contract, but it’s definitely not anywhere close to being one of the best, especially for an aging player with a long injury history.

        • harden-westbrook-mvps

          It’s still closer to being the best rather than the worst.

          Gordon’s no more injury-prone than Curry. He had a lot of minor fluke injuries in New Orleans that caused him to miss 173 games in 5 years. But his first 3 years in Houston he missed just 34 games total.

          • SheaGoodbye

            Are you seriously comparing Curry and Gordon right now? This does zero to help your position.

            And calling 34 missed games in 3 years essentially him being “healthy” is not a great look either, especially when that number is going to go up this season.

            You’re trying way too hard, my dude. Let it go.

  1. x%sure

    Last year was a “bad” year for him too. He’s not going to be what he was 1.5 years ago. Gordon should have had this procedure done already in the offseason.

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