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Hornets’ Gordon has sore knee, will be held back in camp

Oct 1, 2012, 2:53 PM EDT

Eric Gordon AP

Well, this isn’t good.

Eric Gordon has had some soreness and swelling in his right knee — that would be the one he had surgery on last season that cost him most of the year — so the Hornets are going slow with him during training camp, the team announced. They used the words “limited participation.” Meaning he is sitting out the most strenuous drills.

“The team is taking a cautious approach with Eric to give him the best chance to be ready for the season,” General Manager Dell Demps said in a released statement.

This would be the same Eric Gordon who signed a four-year, $58 million max extension with the Hornets this past summer (technically the Hornets matched the Suns offer). So New Orleans should be cautious with him in meaningless preseason games.

But if Hornets fans get a little sweat on their forehead, I would understand that, too. Gordon and No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis are the franchise anchors going forward and reports had been that Gordon was past his knee issues. It may turn out to be nothing, but…

Let’s just call it something to watch.

  1. nolahxc - Oct 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    Shocker!

  2. sportsfan83 - Oct 1, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    This is the same guy who always gets labeled as possibly the best two-guard in the league right? I’m still not sold on a guy who’s yet to play a full season,yes he has the potential but he is overpaid and overrated till he proves he can stay healthy.

  3. therealhtj - Oct 1, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Strange how great his knee felt when he was fielding max offers.

  4. gmsalpha - Oct 1, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Hey Eric, how’s your knee?

    Eric Gordon: Depends on who wants to know.

  5. katra2logic - Oct 1, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    The Phoenix faithful breathe a sigh of relief that the New Orleans’ matched their offer for Gordon. Sarver may have dodged a bullet (but only because the Hornet’s brass pushed him out of the way).

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