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Clippers G Eric Gordon out 3-4 weeks with wrist

Posted on: January 25, 2011 9:13 pm
Edited on: January 25, 2011 9:20 pm
 
Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Gordon is expected to miss at least three weeks with a wrist injury. Posted by Ben Golliver. eric-gordon

Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Gordon is one of the league's most improved, underrated and overlooked players, and he's also one of the league's most prolific and consistent scorers. Unfortunately for those in Southern California, he's also now officially sidelined due to injury and likely won't return until after the All-Star break.

The Clippers reported Tuesday that Gordon is expected to miss "three to four weeks" with a "sprained right wrist combined with a small bone chip fracture." Ouch.
Los Angeles Clippers' guard Eric Gordon did not travel with the team to Dallas for tonight's game against the Maverick's so he could remain in Los Angeles for further examination on his right wrist, injured in a fall this past Saturday in a game versus the Golden State Warriors.
Gordon was examined today by Dr. Steve Chin at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic. He was examined previously by Clippers' team physician/orthopedist Dr. Steven Shimoyama and Dr. Roy A. Meals, a orthopedist specializing in hand-related injuries.

Their joint diagnosis is that Gordon is suffering from a sprained right wrist combined with a small bone chip fracture. He is expected to return to action in three to four weeks.
Gordon, a third year off guard out of Indiana, has improved his numbers in just about every statistical category this season, putting up 24.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game. At age 22, this would make him one of the most hyped young players in the league, if not for the fact that he plays alongside surefire Rookie of the Year and dunk machine Blake Griffin.

Gordon has thrived as the outside counter when teams pay too much attention to Griffin down low, as he's both a reliable three-point shooter and an effective scorer off the dribble. 

Gordon leads the Clippers in minutes per game this season, so he won't be easily replaced. LA's backcourt depth isn't great, so guys like Randy Foye, Eric Bledsoe, and Rasual Butler will probably all see their minutes hiked. 

It's tough timing for the Clippers, as they play 12 games in the next three weeks and 13 games prior to the All-Star break. That stretch includes an 8-game road trip immediately prior to the break, which features games against the Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, and New York Knicks in succession. Wow. Good luck with that.
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Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2011 11:58 pm
 

Clippers G Eric Gordon out 3-4 weeks with wrist

Just decided I am a Clippers fan the other day.    Was close to never watching the NBA again.   My story, grew up Cavs, Pacers, & Celtics fan.   Reason why:   Grew up in Ohio so my dad took me to Cavs and Pacers games, and for Celtics, we were white, catholic and lived in the midwest.   Okay just a joke (but if you ever watch the Lakers and Celtics story on HBO kinda funny because never realized there was a white/black thing even though we had close friends who were black that were diehard Lakers fans and we were diehard Celtics fans and would watch the games together).

Still root for Celtics but not as much, was a big Cleveland fan but will have to wait for 10 years before they are worth watching.   Not a Lakers fan at all (but if they meet Miami in the finals then I am).  

SO I have no team and can't ignore the espn highlights.  Makes me want to watch the NBA.   So can he make the Clippers be the next CAVS?   And maybe acutally win a title and if he leaves, not just spend an overhpyed and over indulgent tv spot where he gives no respect to his current team or his current fans and the next day is seen dancing on stage and counting how many championships he will win with the new team.   Dont' think Griffin is that guy so I might still watch the not so popular NBA.



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