Although he’s officially listed as day to day, New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon said Friday he will undergo another medical evaluation on his injured hip before a determination is made on his return. It hasn't been ruled out by the Pelicans that he could play Friday night against the Denver Nuggets at the New Orleans Arena, but it appears unlikely because Gordon said his hip remains extremely sore. Gordon suffered a hip contusion during the third quarter of Monday night’s 113-100 victory against the Sacramento Kings after he was undercut by Kings guard Isaiah Thomas as Gordon drove through the lane for a layup attempt. ``It’s very sore and I’m going to get it checked out and see what goes on from there,’’ Gordon said after Friday morning’s shootaround at the New Orleans Arena. ``I want to see those results first.’’ During the portion of the Pelicans’ shootaround Friday opened to the media, Gordon only watched his teammates take shots and didn’t participate in drills. Gordon also walked with a slight limp, appearing as if he felt slight discomfort. ``It was something that I had no control over,’’ Gordon said about getting undercut on his drive in the lane. ``I was already going up in the air and I’m already higher than him. It was just an uncontrollable break.’’ Pelicans coach Monty Williams was not available for comment after Friday’s shootaround. But Williams said after Thursday's practice they would find out more about Gordon’s status after he rests and undergoes rehab.
Pelicans guard Eric Gordon says his injured hip remains sore and another medical evaluation is scheduled
New Orleans Times-Picayune | Dec 27