The media got a chance to talk to Hornets Eric Gordon today for the first time since head coach Monty Williams dropped the bomb that the shooting guard would be out indefinitely.
Despite just playing in 9 games last year due to a knee injury, the team signed Gordon to a four-year, $58-million contract extension in the offseason.
He underwent surgery back in February and was limited in training camp. He did not play at all in the preseason.
Now the regular season is here and still nothing.
"It's just tough as a player to go through these things," Gordon said. "I look forward to helping this franchise... to help this team win"
Gordon would not even commit to being back on the court at all this season.
"It has been very frustrating as a player, not to do your job every day... not being a part of it," he insisted. "This is an injury I am battling with."
The guard explained that he thinks New Orleans is a great city and a great organization and said he wants to play, but being hurt, he can't. Gordon said the doctors tell him the knee is damaged.
"There is no time table, that is something for me and the doctors to tell."
Have a listen....