The New Orleans Pelicans announced Wednesday that guard Eric Gordon is sidelined for the next four-to-six weeks after undergoing surgery on his fractured right ring finger.
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Gordon was hurt Tuesday night in the Pels’ win against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves.
Per the Times-Picayune:
Gordon suffered the injury during the third quarter after grabbing a rebound in Tuesday night’s 114-99 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Smoothie King Center. […] New Orleans could make a push to acquire a replacement for Gordon until he returns. After Tuesday’s game Alvin Gentry didn’t know what the Pelicans’ next step would be.
The Pelicans did not practice on Wednesday and there is a chance that either guard Norris Cole or Jrue Holiday could start alongside Tyreke Evans in the backcourt for Thursday night’s game against the Detroit Pistons. […] With his contract expiring after this season, Gordon was the only Pelicans’ player to start 40 of the first 41 games. Gordon ranked eighth in the NBA with 98 3-pointers made and was the Pelicans’ fourth-leading scorer with a 15.0 average.
“It’s a pretty big injury, but again our team is going have to step up and fight through adversity again,” Holiday said.