Pelicans’ Eric Gordon undergoes ankle surgery

New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon underwent successful surgery on his left ankle, the team has announced.

The Pelicans say the procedure was performed Thursday by Dr. Richard Ferkel in Los Angeles. The operation was deemed necessary to alleviate pain caused by scar tissue.

At this point, Gordon will begin rehabbing immediately, and he’s expected to return to basketball-related activities later in the summer. It sounds like he’ll be back to full go by the time camp rolls around.

Gordon missed time over the first two months of the regular season, but it was due to a knee injury and not because of his ankle. Upon returning, Gordon managed to post the highest points per game average on the team, dropping 17 per over the 42 contests he played.

The knee injury also sidelined Gordon for much of the previous season, as it required arthroscopic surgery in February of 2012. The Pelicans are hoping that the knee ailment is fully in the past and that the ankle procedure will allow Gordon to enter next season fully healthy.

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