Although New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon has missed six consecutive games with tendinitis in his left knee, there are no plans yet to shut him down for the rest of the season.

Pelicans coach Monty Williams said Gordon’s status will be determined on a game-by-game basis, but he will not play on Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets after sitting out the shootaround at the Pepsi Center.

After the Nuggets, the Pelicans will have only seven games remaining before the regular season ends.

''It’s game-by-game right now and we don’t consider shutting anybody down,’’ Williams said.

With Tyreke Evans taking over his spot in the starting lineup, Gordon has not played since a March 21st game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Gordon was forced to leave the game in the first quarter and did not return because of the tendinitis flare up in his knee.

Before his injury, Gordon had totaled the second most minutes on the team with 2,057 and had played in 64 games.

Gordon continues to go through treatment, but he said last week that it is almost like a sprain because of the lingering soreness. Gordon said he was continuing to exercise as part of his treatment.

He was also seen toward the end of a practice last week shooting free throws with his teammates, but he has not participated in any contact work since the injury.

Prior to this season, Gordon had played in just 51 games since he was acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers in 2011 for All-Star point guard Chris Paul because of recurring problems involving his right knee.