Eric Gordon left Saturday’s game in the third quarter with a sore right hamstring. Gordon’s injury is best described as a tight, sore hamstring than a pulled hamstring. Gordon said he didn’t know how bad it was, or what the recovery time would be. But he’d know more in the morning.
It’s worth noting that trainer Jasen Powell probably saved Gordon a more severe injury by taking him out of the game when he did. Once the muscle tightened, it easily could pulled, snapped or evolved into a more severe injury.
Marcus Camby also came away with a little ding. Camby limped off the court midway through the fourth quarter with what appeared to be a right foot injury. But returned a few minutes later and was on the court at the end of the game.
“I’ll be OK,” Camby said. “I didn’t really want to come out of the game because it was getting intense. It was getting fun going down the stretch, but I came back, got some more tape on it and I was able to continue.”
Camby said he tweaked his right ankle, but did not reinjure the bruised right heel that kept him out for most of training camp and the first three games of this year.
“I think I’ll be out there in Dallas. I’ll know more after tonight,” he said.
It’s worth noting that Camby walked out of the arena Saturday without any extra protection on his ankle. M experience has been that guys are immediately put into walking boots if the ankle sprain is considered serious, so this was an encouraging sign.
As for the two Clippers who didn’t dress Saturday — Chris Kaman and Ricky Davis — my sense is that they will be out a little while. Kaman has been playing with a sore left arch for a little over a week now. He actually did injure it in the Oklahoma City game, it’s not just a flare up from overuse.
He isn’t going to travel on the four-game road trip, meaning the soonest he’ll play again is December 8th against Orlando, but my sense is that two weeks (from Friday) is the most realistic.
Davis is going to shut it down for approximately two weeks too. His left knee tendinitis has flared up and Davis feels like he needs to rest it in order to resume playing at a level where he can help the team.