Despite Eric Gordon’s persisting knee injury, doctors have told Gordon that he may be able return to the court in 4-6 weeks.
This latest doctor report is somewhat bitter sweet. I don’t think anyone saw this coming, Gordon missed all but 9 games last season and many thought the off season would be enough rest for his knee. Then just hours before the regular season opener Gordon comes forward and admits his knee is causing him too much pain to play. Although this can be somewhat optimistic when you consider that Gordon may not need surgery, leaving hope that he will be able to play this season.
Knee injuries can be very serious and usually cause players to miss an extended period of time. Just a few years ago Brandon Roy was forced to retire because of his persisting knee inures. He is now making a comeback this year after missing 2 years of action. Hopefully Gordon will not have to take that same course of action but you never know.
If for some reason Gordon is not able to play in 4-6 weeks, micro-fracture surgery may be the only answer. Gordon not being able to play is a major blow to the Hornets, especially after signing Gordon to a max contract this offseason.