http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/85...dy-knee-injuryNo firm decisions have been made as New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon continues to seek additional opinions on his troublesome right knee, but microfracture surgery has been presented as one of a number of potential remedies, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Gordon is scheduled to consult with a knee specialist this weekend as the Hornets try to pinpoint a definitive course of action -- whether that's a surgical procedure or a revamped rehabilitation program -- after their highest-paid player was shelved indefinitely this week.
The recovery plan, sources said, is unlikely to be finalized before early next week
This guy is never going to be the same or ever play on a consistent basis. They'll never be able to trade him. No one is going to take on the salary. Matching just hamstringed this franchise for four years.
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Espn also reported at Eric Gordon has opted into his 4th year
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So Demps and the Hornet's organization knew about this last season and still decided to match his contract?
Apparently our pre-Max Contract physical sucked.
I would take any combination of expiring scrubs in exchange for Gordon at this point.
Well, There are a lot of parallels between disaster in New York and New Orleans. The disaster, and now superstars at max money who won't play 10% of their games that are constantly getting knee surgeries after being proclaimed to be "healthy".
As much as I love Dell, he made his first major mistake in matching that offer.
It's nice that they have found out what's been disturbing him. Hopefully there's a treatment and he should recover completely after.
I don't any reason to be mad the guy right now. He is the one who's suffering !
This year let's focus on Rivers, DAvis, Miller and Aminu !!!
Go Hornets !
"I go so hard, I go so mean... I'm so NEW ORLEANS" - Lil' Wayne
Its stated in the article that the approached him about having Microfracture surgery during last season. He opted to have the scope instead because he wanted to go though free agency. I think the reason the Hornets went through with matching is because at the time his knee was fine and according to the MRIs, even now, there was no structural damage to keep him from playing. So you can't put it all on the Hornets when at the time he was recovering fine. He was even well enough to try out for Team USA.
Eric could have nipped this whole thing in the bud if he would have just gotten the surgery during last season BUT he went for the money instead....
Get well EJ. This could end up being a blessing in disguise....patience my friends.
Last edited by wuggie; 11-02-2012 at 03:52 PM.
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