You don't have knee cartilage, either? - Harry How
Eric Gordon's press conference contained little new information, but provided hope for new information this weekend.
Here's the crux of what Gordon had to say (from Jimmy Smith at the Times-Pic):
"I'd say sorta," Gordon said. "From talking to the doctors, from when I last told you guys in September until now, I have had a little bit of a setback as far as this injury. Nothing structural, but it has been a little bit of soreness and swelling to where I'm only listening to the doctors and they can see and tell that it's been a little damage.
"I've had MRIs, and I went to the team and they've always been aware of my injury. I have had MRIs lately, so I'm looking forward to seeing what's happening this weekend to see what's furthermore. .. . I will hear what the doctor's thinking this weekend."
Regarding a timetable for return:
"It'll all be decided on by this weekend," Gordon said. "There's no timetable. I don't know that yet."
Asked if he had ligament or cartilage damage, Gordon replied:
"There's damage," he said. "I'll figure (it) out this weekend.
Gordon started off his press conference with a paean to the city of New Orleans:
"First off I just want to say it's an honor and privilege to be part of this organization as a players. I know things haven't been going as well as far as being injured since I've been here. I have had (a) reoccurring knee injury since I've been here and it's just tough as a player to go through these things. You're looking for the best for yourself and to even look forward to see what's best for the team.
"I look forward as a player to helping this franchise and I always look forward to the best to help this team win. And it has been frustrating. Very frustrating as a player not to do your job every day. I only played nine games last year and I haven't played a game this year. I haven't played any preseason games. So it's been very frustrating watching the guys play and me not being a part of it. I know from the fan's perspective, it's frustrating for them. But for a player, it's most frustrating for me and this organization. I wanted to pout it out there. I know it's tough. But it's almost all on me. This is an injury I'm battling with. It's just a tough time right now for me, and I'm just going through it.
"This is a great city and a great organization and I definitely want to be a part of it. But being a part of it, for me, is about playing. What's (keeping) me from playing is having this injury. I'll just go on from there."