New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his broken right ring finger, the team announced Tuesday.
Gordon had appeared in 45 of the Pelicans’ 62 games entering Tuesday, averaging 15.2 points and 2.7 assists in over 32 minutes per game. He was also shooting over 38% from three.
Injuries have been a recurring problem for Gordon, who has played more than 64 games only once in his career—his rookie season. The injuries have made it difficult for Gordon to reach the heights of his third year in the league, when he averaged over 22 points per game on 45% shooting.
Gordon, 27, is currently in the final season of a four-year, $58 million deal. He will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.