NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Hornets say Eric Gordon will have arthroscopic surgery on his injured right knee on Tuesday and be out at least an additional six weeks.
Gordon, who has played in only two games this season, bruised his knee in the season opener, when he scored 20 points in a victory at Phoenix and hit the game-winning shot.
He came back Jan. 4 against Philadelphia, scoring 22 points in a loss, but has not played since.
The 23-year-old Gordon was one of three players the Hornets acquired, along with center Chris Kaman and forward Al-Farouq Aminu, in a trade that sent All-Star guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers.
That trade also brought the Hornets a first-round draft choice that the Clippers had previously acquired from Minnesota.