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Monday, November 24, 2014

Pelicans Injury Update: Eric Gordon suffers a seperated shoulder during Saturday's victory over the Jazz


By on 11/24/2014 07:00:00 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Utah Jazz on Saturday by the score of 106-94. The win improved the Pelicans to 7-5 on the season, last in the competitive Southwest Division. The Pelicans were lead by Anthony Davis, who scored 43 points and hauled in 14 rebounds in 40 minutes. During the game, shooting guard Eric Gordon suffered a separated shoulder and is out indefinitely.  

 Keith Allison  via Wikimedia Commons
Sean Kelley, radio voice of the Pelicans, tweeted on Gordon's injury during Saturday's game.

John Reid of NOLA.com added that Gordon suffered the injury in a collision with Trey Burke of the Jazz. Gordon tried to stop Burke from driving on the perimeter towards the basket. The Pelicans officially said Gordon's injury was a left shoulder subluxation and there is no timetable for his return.

Expect Austin Rivers, who scored eight points in 33 minutes on Saturday, to see the majority of the minutes at shooting guard until Gordon returns.

Gordon, in his seventh NBA season out of Indiana, is averaging 9.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and two assists, in 12 games this season. The veteran shooting guard has played for the Clippers and Pelicans and has career averages of 17.2 points and 2.5 rebounds, in 323 games.


 
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