Rockets Guard Eric Gordon To Miss About Six Weeks For Knee Surgery

Brandon Scott
November 12, 2019 - 2:36 pm

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- Rockets guard Eric Gordon is expected to miss about six weeks of action to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, head coach Mike D'Antoni said Tuesday. 

D'Antoni told reporters "a significant piece of debris" was found in Gordon's knee on an MRI Tuesday morning.

Gordon is scheduled to have a procedure Wednesday morning to address the knee issue.

"Too bad, you know. It's been bothering him actually from the middle of last year," D'Antoni said. "I think he's probably relieved that he can clean it up, get it going so he can come back strong as ever."

D'Antoni said the most challenging part of Gordon's absence will be managing minutes in back-to-back games, when some NBA teams look to manage the load of its best players. 

Chris Clemons will fill in to relieve some of the ball-handling duties. Ben McLemore will get added minutes to help with shooting.

Gordon is averaging 10.9 points in nine games played this season. That's more than five points less than his 2018-19 average of 16.2 points a game.

The Rockets (7-3) play the Los Angeles Clippers (7-3) at the Toyota Center on Wednesday.

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