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Eric Gordon could be held out the entire preseason

Oct 21, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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Eric Gordon was limited in training camp with soreness in his knee which has given him problems for over a year. He was supposed to return for preseason, but that hasn’t happened yet. And now coach Monty Williams is talking about him missing the entire preseason. From the Times-Picayune:

But Williams said Sunday that Gordon could miss the final three preseason games because he is not in appropriate conditioning due to the missed time caused by his sore knee. Williams also theres also a chance power forward Jason Smith could miss the remainder of the preseason after injuring his shoulder in a practice last week. Gordon has missed all five preseason games, while Smith has played in only the preseason opener against the Orlando Magic.

“I don’t see them playing in the next couple of games, maybe not anymore in the preseason, Williams said.  “It is not ideal, but it is the situation that we have. Jason is still feeling pain. Eric got to get his condition up; that’s what he’s working on now. But he’s doing more and more everyday. He’s doing a lot more drill work with the team and he’s in all the huddles. He’s more engaged each day.”

via New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon could miss remainder of preseason |

There’s no reason to sound the alarms, but you may want to at least check where the button is on the dashboard. Gordon should account for 25 to 30 percent of the Hornets’ offense this year, and they invested a huge amount of money for him in the offseason.

The Hornets are playing it safe, though, which is the right thing. They need him at a 100 percent. He can miss the preseason, the start of the regular season, the first month of play. They need him for the majority of the season, and the years to come.

We’ll keep you updated on his progress.


  1. sellahh - Oct 21, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Can’t say I’m surprised. I’d be if the title was ‘held out the entire season’. Just slightly, but surprised.

  2. jerdogthompson - Oct 21, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    I’m agreeing with that. I also thought “season” would be the extent.

    Thank god the Clipps dealt this guy for CP3. Eat it Laker pukes. By the way Stearn hates you all!!!!!

  3. eugenesaxe - Oct 21, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    He signed a max extension, right?
    They’re going to regret not letting him walk.

  4. cpcfan - Oct 22, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    The dude has undeniable talent, what a shame he’s so fragile..

  5. rocirius - Oct 22, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    Matching the Suns offer will go down as one of the worst contracts ever. You’d think Isaiah Thomas was running the Hornets.

  6. cdins - Oct 22, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    Sick of this guy. He whined about where he wanted to play and now im sure he’ll milk this.

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