New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon is expected to undergo some stringent rehabilitation work over the next few weeks with the team's training staff to help speed up his recovery time from recurring problems with his right knee, Coach Monty Williams said Monday.

Near the end of Monday's practice, Gordon was seen riding a stationary bike with a long protective sleeve covering his right knee. After his rehabilitation workout, Gordon had ice bags over both knees.

"He is going to be rehabbing for the next few weeks until his quad gets a lot stronger,'' Williams said. "That's a big deal for him right now getting his quad (muscles) stronger. I think he's going to be under some strict rehab and strengthening for a few weeks."

The news that Gordon will be sidelined for four to six weeks was determined after he underwent further evaluations last week in Chicago. The team's starting shooting guard missed all of training camp, the Hornets' eight-game preseason schedule and their first three regular-season games. At the earliest, Gordon is not expected to return until mid-December.

Other than Williams' detailing Gordon's upcoming rehabilitation work, the only other update the Hornets have provided regarding Gordon's status since last week was disclosing they were still gathering information.