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Gordon (shoulder) will start Monday's game and said he does not expect to be on a minutes restriction, the Times-Picayune's Nakia Hogan reports.

While coach Monty Williams has not echoed Gordon's sentiments of being ready to play his normal amount of minutes, it is fair to expect him to see 25-30 minutes Monday, especially if Tyreke Evans (illness) does not play.

Eric Gordon SG NO 2 Months

Gordon (shoulder) is likely to play Monday, the Times-Picayune's John Reid reports.

It sounds like morning shootaround was a success for Gordon, and he is on track to play, and probably start in Monday's game. Tyreke Evans (illness) is questionable, so Gordon't return could be helpful for New Orleans on that front. He has not played since Nov. 22, so it is likely Gordon would still share time with Austin Rivers and Jimmer Fredette at the two, and owners should not be expecting 30-plus minutes right out of the gate with Gordon. He is someone to watch in shallower leagues, as he was pretty awful before suffering the injury, but in deeper leagues, the playing time alone makes him someone to take a flier on.

Eric Gordon SG NO 2 Months

Gordon (shoulder) will be evaluated after Monday's morning shootaround to determine whether or not he'll be available later in the day against the Wizards, The Times-Picayune reports.

Gordon has been sidelined since Nov. 22 with a torn labrum. The oft-injured guard will likely be eased back into action when he eventually returns to the court, although coach Monty Williams hinted that he might start Gordon if the morning shootaround goes well. If he does ultimately play and start Monday it would be somewhat surprising if he plays the 31 minutes that he's averaged over 12 games this season, considering he just started fully practicing Sunday.

Eric Gordon SG NO 2 Months

Gordon (shoulder) is expected to participate in Sunday's practice and his return to game action is imminent, the Times-Picayune's Nakia Hogan reports.

Coach Monty Williams is still unsure if he will start Gordon or bring him off the bench when he returns (possibly Monday), but it is worth noting that Gordon was one of the worst players in the league statistically prior to his injury. Gordon's ability to recover from Sunday's practice will be critical in his ability to play in Monday's game. Due to his ineffectiveness in recent years, Gordon is not a must-add in standard leagues.

Eric Gordon SG NO 2 Months

Gordon (shoulder) is aiming to return to full team practice Sunday, Nakia Hogan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Gordon has been ramping up his activity of late, but he's still limited to 1-on-1 and 2-on-2 work with limited contact. Barring a setback, that will change this weekend, as Gordon will test out his balky shoulder in a full-speed environment for the first time in more than a month. While some rust is expected, Gordon told reporters he's had no issues dribbling or shooting, though he's still dealing with discomfort in the shoulder. Even so, Gordon said he doesn't expect to need much practice time before returning to game action, so it's conceivable he could be back on the floor by the middle/end of next week.

Eric Gordon SG NO 2 Months

Gordon (shoulder) is increasing his workload while rehabbing a torn labrum in his left shoulder, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Gordon, who has missed more than five weeks, is attempting to avoid surgery and return to action in the near future. He took part in portions of Monday's practice, and his shooting motion did not appear to be affected. Still, coach Monty Williams is not ready to establish a potential return date. "How close? We are not sure," Williams said. "We are just going to as we say ramp him up to see where his conditioning is and to see how his shoulder responds to (doing) more and more each day." Back on Dec. 9, Gordon gave himself a "three-to-four week" timetable, which would place him back in early-January. However, it remains to be seen whether that will hold up, as Gordon will essentially be evaluated on a day-to-day basis going forward.

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Gordon (shoulder) is going to take another week or two to decide if he'll undergo surgery, the Pelicans' official site reports. If he can avoid surgery, Gordon hopes to return in 3-4 weeks.

Gordon suffered the injury on November 22 and was expected to make a decision two weeks after that whether or not to undergo surgery, but that decision has been delayed once again as Gordon attempts to avoid surgery in an effort to be able to return to the lineup this season. If you've followed Gordon's career in any capacity, you know this will likely be a lingering issue for a long time. He's droppable in essentially all formats.

Eric Gordon SG NO 3 Months

Gordon (shoulder) will take a week or two to decide whether or not to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Gordon suffered the injury Saturday against the Jazz, and he said he'll consult with the team's medical staff to decide the next course of action. "If I keep on playing, it's going to be a lingering issue," Gordon said. "This thing doesn't heal all the way correctly, I've heard, unless surgery happens. I don't know, it's (surgery option) still hard to determine right now." If the oft-injured Gordon opts for surgery, he'll likely miss three months or more, whereas choosing to forego surgery would place him out for just a few weeks, with the risk of the labrum not fully healing. Gordon said he'll take time to weigh his options while continuing to attempt to build strength in his shoulder. "I'm going to try and strengthened it back up as much as I can," Gordon said. "You almost got to train like you are trying to get back. That's what I'm going to do and go from there."

Eric Gordon SG NO 3 Months

Gordon's torn labrum may not require surgery, although a decision has not yet been made, the Times-Picayune's John Reid reports.

He is out indefinitely with the shoulder surgery, and even if he does not require surgery, he will probably miss significant time. Gordon has had a terrible season, so he has already been dropped in plenty of leagues, and this injury should result in him being on the waiver wire in most formats. John Salmons seems like the most likely player to receive a bump in playing time while Gordon is out.

Eric Gordon SG NO 3 Months

Gordon is out indefinitely after tearing his labrum Saturday against the Jazz, the team announced.

There's no word on the severity of the tear for Gordon, so his recovery time could vary widely. Gordon wasn't having the best season, averaging 9/5 points per game on .398 shooting, but the Pelicans' lack of depth at guard could make Gordon's absence troubling.