Houston Rockets have suffered a huge setback just two days before the restart of the NBA season on July 30 in Orlando. Their shooting guard Eric Gordon has sustained a left ankle injury during the final scrimmage against Boston Celtics on Tuesday as he was forced to leave the game.
The former Indiana Pacers star fell on the floor after rolling his knee that caused a sprain on his ankle and he was immediately helped to leave the match during the first half.
Eric Gordon was helped off the court after suffering an apparent ankle injury pic.twitter.com/IYkD8DG99f
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As per Adrian Wojnarowski of the ESPN, Gordon’s x-ray report came negative and that means he will be out of the side for the next few days. Rockets’ coach Mike D’Antoni seemed a bit worried about the intensity of Gordon’s injury as he has been a crucial part of the side in the season so far.
The Rockets face Dallas Mavericks in their first seeding game of the season on July 31 after the season resumption in Orlando. And Gordon would undoubtedly miss the first match. The 31-year-old guard has played 34 games this season so far and struggled with injuries and also underwent knee surgery earlier this season.
Gordon has been a part of the Rockets from the last four seasons and he pairs up really well with both Russell Westbrook as well as James Harden off the bench.
He has been averaging 14.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in over 10.57 minutes of his time on the floor this season.