Gordon did not participate in any contact work during the first week of training camp, and Coach Monty Williams said Monday it's unlikely Gordon will see the floor much this week as well. The Hornets play three exhibition games in four days this week, beginning Tuesday night when New Orleans' hosts the Charlotte Bobcats in New Orleans Arena.
"We're going to limit him still," Williams said Monday. "I think we'll know more about Eric next week when we start to ramp him up a little bit on the floor. He's been involved in our walk-throughs. He's participated in a lot of our exercises. But I think we're erring on the side of caution right now."
Williams would not go as far as to say Gordon would see any contact work next week as the Hornets have only one game scheduled, Oct. 18 at Atlanta, and six practices on the calendar.
"I'd hate to say it and it not happen," Williams said. "Ideally, yeah, but I'm not sure if that's going to happen. I would say week after next would be a time when we'd probably get him out there and see what he can do a little bit."