Gordon, late in the second quarter, rolled his left ankle after making a pass inside the lane and instantly fell to the ground in pain. The 31-year-old had to be helped up and slowly walked off the court, where he was seen putting very little weight on his left foot.
The Rockets announced that he would not return to the scrimmage — their last before play officially resumes on Thursday. Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters after the game that Gordon would be out “a few days” after X-rays on his ankle came back negative, but according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski it might be between one to two weeks.
This could be a touch optimistic: Early estimates on Gordon's return to the Houston lineup center on 1-to-2 weeks, sources tell ESPN. More will be known after Wednesday's evaluation of his left ankle. https://t.co/O1BGocfN0c— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 29, 2020
Gordon was averaging 14.5 points and 1.9 rebounds per game this season, his fourth with Houston, when play was suspended.
The Rockets will resume play with a 40-24 record, the sixth-best in the Western Conference, and will take on the Dallas Mavericks on Friday.
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