Report: Rockets' Eric Gordon to have knee surgery

NBA.com Global on Nov 13, 2019 06:54 AM
Report: Rockets' Eric Gordon to have knee surgery
FILE - NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 29: Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket against the New Orleans Pelicans on December 29, 2018 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

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Rockets guard Eric Gordon will have knee surgery Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) and be sidelined six weeks, coach Mike D'Antoni confirmed before Tuesday's (Wednesday, PHL time) shootaround.

The Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen added that D'Antoni said a piece of debris was found on an MRI Tuesday morning (late Tuesday, PHL time).

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.

Gordon played on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time), scoring 17 points in 29 mnutes, but sustained a knee injury during the third quarter.  

The veteran sharpshooter has been struggling this season, shooting just 30.9% from the field and 28.4% from beyond the arc, averaging just 10.9 points.For his career, Gordon is averaging 16.6 points while shooting 42.6% from the field and 37.2% from deep.

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