Report: Eric Gordon to undergo knee surgery, expected to miss 6 weeks
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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon will undergo knee surgery and is expected to miss six weeks, a source told Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

An MRI taken earlier Tuesday revealed "significant" debris and the procedure will remove that from the problem area in his knee.

While Gordon has played in nine of the team's first 10 games this season, his knee injury has been an ongoing issue.

"It's been bothering him, actually, from the middle of last year," head coach Mike D'Antoni said, according to The Athletic's Alykhan Bijani. "I think he's probably relieved that he can clean it up, get it going, so he can come as back strong as ever."

Gordon agreed to a four-year, $75.5-million contract extension this summer that will kick off in 2020-21. He has been one of the club's stronger performers over the past three seasons and is one of six players in the NBA to make 200 triples in each of those campaigns, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

However, the 30-year-old is off to a slow start this season, averaging 10.9 points on 30.9% shooting - including a 28.4% mark from distance.

Gordon's loss is a big blow to a reserve unit that ranks 29th in scoring. Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers will likely see extended minutes during Gordon's absence.

Houston is already without Gerald Green, who's expected to miss six months after undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone in his left foot.

Report: Eric Gordon to undergo knee surgery, expected to miss 6 weeks
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