Hornets guard Eric Gordon expects to miss 4-6 weeks

Saturday November 3rd, 2012

Hornets guard Eric Gordon will miss more games due to a lingering knee injury. (Chris Covatta/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hornets guard Eric Gordon told Yahoo! Sports he expects to miss 4-6 weeks due to a recurring knee injury.

Despite experiencing pain, Gordon was told he would not require surgery during a visit to a Chicago doctor on Thursday.

"The doctor could tell I was going through a lot of pain," Gordon said. "But I know I can strengthen it during the four- to six-week time period and return. This was a big break. I've been dealing with this injury for a year. To hear that news was good to me because I thought it would be possibly worse."

Gordon underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Feb. 14 and played in just nine games of the 2011-12 lockout-shortened season. During the offseason, the Hornets matched a five-year, $58 million contract offer sheet he signed with the Phoenix Suns.

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