Gordon Sprains Hand during Shootaround
New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon missed Wednesday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers after spraining his right hand during the team’s morning shootaround at the New Orleans Arena, team officials confirmed. The Hornets did not announce Gordon would sit out until 35 minutes before tipoff.
It was the first time this season Gordon missed a game not involving injury complications involving his right knee. Without him, the Hornets routed the Trail Blazers 99-63 in their final game before heading into the All-Star break.
Gordon missed the first 29 games because of a patella tendon disorder and bone bruise in his right knee. He returned on Dec. 29. After 18 games played, Gordon is the Hornets’ second-leading scorer with a 16.4-point average.