Posted by Ben Golliver
|Eric Gordon will be sidelined 3-6 weeks with a knee injury. (Getty Images)|
His short-term future, thanks to an ongoing knee injury, isn't all that clear either.
The Hornets announced on Thursday that Gordon will be continue to be sidelined with a knee injury that's led him to miss all but two games this season. Gordon hasn't played since Jan. 4 and could miss up to another month and a half,
Hornets guard Eric Gordon will be sidelined for an additional three-to-six weeks the team announced. After undergoing further tests on his right knee, it revealed a right knee contusion. Team doctors recommended rest for his knee. Gordon is expected to resume full basketball activities and return to the court once the recommended rest time is up. The injury occurred in the second half of the team's opening night game in Phoenix.The Hornets are 3-15 on the season and currently have the worst record in the Western Conference. In Gordon's absence, they've tried to make due with a backcourt of Jarrett Jack and Marco Belinelli, but good luck with that. New Orleans desperately misses his scoring, ranking No. 28 in the league in points per game, with just 87.6, and ranking No. 25 in the league in offensive efficiency.
In two games this season, Gordon averaged a team-best 21.0 points per game, including hitting the game-winning 20-foot jumper with 4.2 seconds remaining against the Suns on 12/26.