Just got word that Clippers rookie guard Eric Gordon sprained his right ankle at practice tonight and will sit out of practice on Wednesday. He’s considered day-to-day.
We’ll know more tommorrow morning just how serious the injury is, but even if it’s minor, it’s disappointing to see Gordon miss any practice time. Everyone in the Clippers camp seems enamored with Gordon and his potential to contribute immediately. One veteran player even used the word “star” when describing how good Gordon can be. And it seems like Gordon has taken the expectations on him seriously. He said after Tuesday morning’s practice that he’d lost about seven or eight pounds over the summer (he now weighs around 215 pounds), because he wanted to be prepared for extended runs and the long NBA season. That’s a good sign for a player who had to shut it down after just two summer league games, due to injury.