Houston Rockets won’t have their guard Eric Gordon for the resume of the 2019/20 NBA season. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Gordon is dealing with an ankle injury that will see him miss up to two weeks.
Gordon suffered the injury during the Rockets’ 137-112 scrimmage win against Boston Celtics on Tuesday. The 31-year-old guard attempted a jump pass and landed awkwardly on his left foot.
Gordon will be re-evaluated next Wednesday, but Rockets remain optimistic as the X-rays returned negative, showing no structural damage.
Despite his struggles in 2019/20, Gordon supposed to play a big part for the Rockets in the restart as the team tries to make a title run.
“Of course Eric is a huge part of what we’re doing and what we’re trying to do,” said Houston’s All-Star James Harden. “Hopefully he can get his ankle healed as soon as possible, but just like we’ve dealt with adversity all year, it’s about having guys step up.”
Rockets’ head coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters that Ben McLemore and Danuel House Jr. are in the mix to start in the opening game against Dallas Mavericks on Friday.
Eric Gordon managed to play just 34 games with Houston this season, as he dealt with several injuries. He is currently averaging 14.5 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game, all career-worst since joining Rockets in 2016.