Eric Gordon re-fractures right ring finger
New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon might actually have the worst injury luck in the National Basketball Association.
According to a report by Jim Eichenhofer of Pelicans.com, Gordon suffered a fractured right ring finger in Saturday’s loss to the Utah Jazz, the same finger he broke in January which caused him to miss 16 games.
The injury is said to have occurred in the second quarter of the 106-94 defeat.
Gordon, 27, had just returned from that initial fracture on February 27, but was performing well, entering play on Saturday with averages of 22.7 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game, and 3.0 assists per game over that span.
With just 21 games remaining on the regular schedule season for the 23-38 Pelicans, Gordon’s season could very likely be over. Head coach Alvin Gentry recently admitted that the team is all but out of playoff contention, and Gordon’s continued inability to stay healthy is another sombering reminder of that reality.
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