Eric Gordon To Undergo Knee Surgery
The New Orleans Hornets announced Eric Gordon will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Tuesday.
The surgery is needed to fully resolve an injury that was sustained earlier in the season during a Hornets game. After that point it did not fully heal with treatment and rest. The doctors expect that Gordon will be fully recovered and able to return to playing in up to six weeks.
“After consulting with our medical staff, we concluded that surgery was the best route and in the best interest of Eric for the long term. We had hoped with rest and rehab, Eric's knee would have healed.” General Manager Dell Demps said. “Eric is eager to return to the court and we are confident Hornet Fans will get to see him soon.”
He sustained the injury to his knee in the first quarter of the team’s opening game in Phoenix on 12/26.