The New Orleans Pelicans have confirmed shooting guard Eric Gordon has suffered a right ring finger injury. The injury occurred during Tuesday’s 114-99 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The team also confirmed Gordon will be out of action for at least four weeks, and worst case scenario six weeks. Gordon underwent successful surgery on Wednesday.
Pelicans announce Eric Gordon out 4-6 weeks after breaking right ring finger vs. Wolves. Had surgery this morning.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) January 20, 2016
Pelicans Eric Gordon out Indefinitely
Gordon has averaged 14.9 points and 2.7 assists per game so far this season.
Gordon’s injury just piles on to the already long list of injuries Pelicans players have suffered this season. The Pelicans have been by far the most injured team in the league this season. Players such as Tyreke Evans, Quincy Pondexter and Norris Cole are just a few players who have been a part of what I can only call a slew of injuries suffered in New Orleans.
Teammate and superstar big man Anthony Davis believes the team should remain resilient, he had this this to say on Gordon’s injury. “He brings a lot to the table, he’s shooting the ball well, and it’s going to be tough with out him, but we’ve still got to find a way to win.”
Davis and his teammates look set to push on once more, after yet another kick in the teeth for the Pelicans. Loosing Gordon is a setback but as the Pelicans have shown so far this season, they don’t give up easily. Especially seeing as the team is only four games back of 8th place and the final playoff seed in the Western Conference.
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