Are you ready for some...basketball? Well, it's that time of year already. The NBA season begins with the Hornets entering training camp today.
Unfortunately, shooting guard Eric Gordon's participation will be limited due to soreness in his knee. That's not a good start to the 2012-13 campaign.
Gordon underwent arthroscopic surgery last season on his right knee and didn't return to full strength until the very end of the year.
"The team is taking a cautious approach with Eric to give him the best chance to be ready for the season," General Manager Dell Demps said of this latest setback.
Gordon has gotten the reputation of being injury-prone. He missed 26 games in 2010-11 and played in just nine contests last season after coming to New Orleans in the Chris Paul trade. Gordon signed a max offer from the Suns as a restricted free agency during the summer, and then he saw the Hornets match that deal to keep him in the Crescent City.
"It's just a little aggravation right now, and I'm not very concerned,'' Gordon said at the team's media day on Monday. "It's just something that you hate to deal with at this point and time. But, at the same time, I'm looking forward to getting ready and progressing during camp.''
The good thing is that Gordon says there is no swelling in the knee. He has had so many different leg problems in the past, however, that for him to already be experiencing pain is not how the new look Hornets want to tip-off the year and so much invested in him. It's definitely something to monitor as camp progresses.