The Houston Rockets have reportedly been given tough news on Tuesday, finding out that veteran guard Eric Gordon will miss about six weeks after suffering a knee injury that will require surgery.
Gordon has dealt with knee discomfort over the past couple of seasons, and his performance so far this season has been bad enough to lead the team to check into his knee. It turns out that an MRI has revealed that Gordon’s knee is full of debris that will need to be removed by a surgeon.
Doubts began to surge about Gordon’s health after the 30-year-old didn’t produce as expected in his first ten games of the year. Gordon is averaging only 10.9 points and 0.8 assists per game on a dismal mark of 31% from the field.
Rather than waiting, the team prefers to operate on Gordon’s knee now in order to have their key veteran guard ready for the stretch run and the playoffs rather than waiting.
Gordon should be able to return to the team around the holiday season.
In the meantime, Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni has announced that Chris Clemons, Ben McLemore, and Austin Rivers will see increased playing time during Gordon’s absence.