Gordon is expected to begin rehabilitation immediately and return to basketball later this summer. Gordon missed the first two months of the 2012-13 season while recovering from a right knee injury, but still had the highest scoring average on the team after his return, with 17 points per game in 42 games. Gordon played in only nine games the previous season because of his knee injury, for which he also had arthroscopic surgery in February 2012.
Gordon is averaging 23.3 points on 46.8 percent field-goal shooting over his last three games, compared to 17.1 points and 40.7 percent on the season.
Left ankle injuries kept both Gordon and Vasquez out of the Hornets' victory Monday night over Denver, a result that snapped the Nuggets' 15-game winning streak, but coach Monty Williams says they're ready to return. Gordon is New Orleans' second-leading scorer, averaging 16.5 points.
Gordon rested his right knee on the second of back-to-back games this season Monday.
Gordon is 8 for 17 shooting in each of the last two games, totaling 44 points.
A sore knee sidelined him for Wednesday's 119-74 loss at Oklahoma City.
Gordon has been sitting out the second of back-to-back games since his return from a right knee injury earlier this season.
Gordon sat out two games with a sprained right hand.
This will be a medical protocol for Gordon when playing the second game of a back-to-back.
Gordon, who made a season-high six 3-pointers on eight attempts, is averaging 17.4 points over 14 games since debuting in late December.
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