Pelicans Guard Eric Gordon Likely To Miss Rest Of Season With Knee Injury
It’s a familiar story for the New Orleans Pelicans. Guard Eric Gordon will miss the rest of the season due to tendinitis in his left knee.
Pelicans head coach Monty Williams met with the media after today’s practice. When asked about Gordon’s status, Williams insinuated that by his estimation, Gordon would not play again this season. The Pelicans have 5 games left.
Gordon has missed the last 9 games due to the tendinitis. Prior to this season, Gordon had only played 51 of a possible 148 games for the Pelicans. However, this season he remained relatively healthy until March 21rst, when he left in the first quarter of a win against the Atlanta Hawks. He hasn’t played since.
For the season, Gordon averaged 15.4 points in 64 games.
Anthony Davis is undoubtedly the biggest story of the season for the Pelicans. The young All-Star showed the NBA world flashes of greatness. The second biggest story seems to be injuries. While Gordon’s absence during the final stretch of the season isn’t welcome, it’s hardly the worst when it comes to injures.
Ryan Anderson, who was the team’s leading scorer at the time of his injury, suffered a herniated disc on January 3rd. He’s undergoing surgery today. Starting point guard Jrue Holiday fractured his shin on January, 10th, needing surgery. Eight days later, starting Center Jason Smith began sitting out with a knee injury that also required surgery.