Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined for the next six weeks according to a statement released by the team. Head coach Mike D’Antoni says debris was found in Gordon’s knee during his MRI. Following from Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Faigen.
Gordon will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Wednesday and likely will be out for roughly six weeks. Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said a piece of debris was found on an MRI Tuesday morning.
“It will clean up some things,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “It’s been bothering him actually since the middle of last year. I think he’s actually relieved that he can clean it up, get it going, so he can come back as strong as ever.”
Though this will be a tough loss for the next month-plus for Houston, they have constructed a deep roster behind their starting lineup. Their collection of young guards that should be able to step in and provide instant offense will come in handy now that Gordon is set to miss extended time.
Something was visibly awry with Eric Gordon’s game early this season and his pedestrian numbers only confirmed that he wasn’t 100% healthy. Gordon had been averaging a career-low 10.9 points per game at an incredibly inefficient clip. Gordon is currently shooting 30.9% from the field and 28.4% from three-point land.
Gordon’s struggles haven’t slowed down the Rockets as a whole though. James Harden continues to play offense at a historic pace while Russell Westbrook has come in and fit in seamlessly a month through the season. Expect the likes of Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore to be more involved in Houston’s gameplan with undrafted rookie Chris Clemons likely getting some spot minutes as well.