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New Orleans Pelicans’ Eric Gordon Undergoes Surgery on Left Ankle

New Orleans Pelicans (yeah, that is going to take some getting used to) guard Eric Gordon went under the knife on Friday to repair his injured ankle.

The team announced Gordon’s surgery today in a press release:

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that guard Eric Gordon underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure yesterday in his left ankle to alleviate pain caused by particles of scar tissue. The procedure was performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel of the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, CA.

Gordon will be able to resume basketball activities later this summer, according to the team, and his rehab will begin immediately. Barring a setback, he will be ready for training camp.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Pelicans attempt to trade Gordon again this offseason, like they did leading up to the trade deadline. Unfortunately for the team, it may be hard to find a suitor for a player that is coming off of a surgery and lackluster season.

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