Indiana Basketball: Injuries continuing to derail Eric Gordon’s season

Another injury will once again sideline the former Indiana basketball guard for an extended period of time.

The Houston Rockets have been one of the more disappointing teams since the calendar turned to 2020, and again they will be without a full roster moving forward as they received more injury news this week about former Indiana basketball standout Eric Gordon.

After missing over a month following knee surgery earlier this season, Eric Gordon will once again be sidelined with a lower leg injury.

Leaving the Rockets’ game last Friday against the Phoenix Suns with a shin injury, Gordon has yet to see the floor since, and it was announced that he will miss at least a week, with the possibility of returning the first week after the All-Star break.

Gordon had a very slow start to the season, struggling mightily with his shot, but had been playing up to the level of play the Rockets needed from him as of late. Averaging 18.1 points per game since returning to the floor after his surgery, Gordon was becoming a main scoring threat for the Rockets when both James Harden and Russell Westbrook missed time with minor injuries. Headlined by a 50-point outing, Gordon was starting to find his stroke, shooting 36 percent from deep – up from 28 percent.

The former Indiana standout has had difficulty over the last two seasons playing with two ball dominant guards in Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook to go along with James Harden, but had started to figure it out prior to the most recent injury.

In 28 games this season, Gordon is averaging 15.3 points on 37.4 percent shooting, the lowest in his career.

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