Eric Gordon joined the New Orleans Hornets for their game on Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.

Gordon offered few specifics about his injury, but insisted he is improving.

"It's getting better; progress is getting better, but there's no straight-up timetable," Gordon said. "The main thing is things have been getting better. They've got a plan for me and the main thing is the pain level is going down. Just trying to get back to 100 percent before I get back out there playing."

Gordon received a second opinion from a doctor in Chicago at the beginning of November.

"It's almost like a disorder. There was a little bit of a bone bruise, and, you know,  kind of like some of these other guys like (Andrew) Bynum and (Danny) Granger. Luckily my process will be shorter than that."

Gordon and the Hornets haven't discussed a return date.