Eric Gordon undergoes third knee surgery

When New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon undergoes surgery next week, the procedure will involve cleaning out his left knee.

But the Pelicans are not revealing if Gordon’s arthroscopic surgery will involve the removal of scar tissue or loose cartilage. Pelicans spokesman Matt Ryan said they will provide more details after Gordon’s surgery.

It’s the third consecutive year Gordon will require surgery of some sort.

”We say minor surgery, but that’s only if it’s not you,’’ Williams said. ”But on the scale of things it’s a minor surgery, a good clean out and he’ll be back quickly.”

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

Last May, he had a surgical procedure performed on his left ankle to remove scar tissue to alleviate pain.

Gordon also missed the first 29 games of last season because of a patella tendon disorder and bone bruise in his right knee. When he returned, Gordon was limited by team doctors. He didn’t average more than 30 minutes a game and didn’t participate in back-to-back contests. Those restrictions were not lifted until April 9-10 when Gordon was finally cleared to play back-to-back games.

During his first season with the team, Gordon missed all but nine games after undergoing surgery to remove loose cartilage from his right knee.

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