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Clippers: Eric Gordon out at least seven to 10 days

Gordon1_300 Early indications were that shooting guard Eric Gordon would be out seven to 10 days, and the Clippers didn’t receive any new information on Monday to change that line of thinking.

Gordon, who aggravated the injury to his right wrist on Saturday in the second quarter against Denver, saw Dr. Steve Chin at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic on Monday. Previously, he had been examined by the Clippers’ team doctor, Steven Shimoyama.

Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said before the team's game Monday in Charlotte that no new damage was discovered in the rounds of examinations and that Gordon would be re-evaluated in seven to 10 days.

Reports circulated on the Internet earlier Monday that Gordon, the team’s leading scorer, would be out for the rest of the season. Gordon first injured his wrist on Jan. 22 and missed 18 games. But the latest speculation appears to be premature. He won’t be with the Clippers on this five-game trip.

Del Negro was asked if he thought it might be better to shut Gordon down for the rest of the season. His contention was that it would be better to see what the Clippers could do on the court, with a full roster available, even for a brief period as a way to prepare for next season.

--Lisa Dillman, reporting from Charlotte

Photo: Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov knocks Clippers guard Eric Gordon out of the air on a driving layup Saturday night, leading to an aggravation of his injured right wrist. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press

 
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