Originally written on NBA Injury News  |  Last updated 10/22/14
Charlotte Bobcats’ guard Ben Gordon had a maintenance procedure done on his right knee last weekend in Phoenix, but returned to practice on Tuesday. He expects to be fine for the season opener on October 30 against the Houston Rockets. As reported by Rick Bonnell of charlotteobserver.com, Gordon indicated he had PRP therapy, in which blood is drawn from the patient, then injected into an injured area of the body, which promotes healing.  After playing one-on-one with teammate James Southerland, Gordon feels ready to go by opening day. “By game night? Yeah, definitely,” Gordon said. “It usually takes about a week for the swelling to go down. I’ll do a little more each day without overdoing it.” Gordon has indicate that he, like other athletes, have had the procedure done before. “It’s pretty basic: Get it done now, so it wouldn’t affect me during the season. Mostly a precautionary thing. I’ll be fine.” Gordon is entering his 10th NBA season out of the University of Connecticut.  He averaged 11.2 points in nearly 21 minutes per game last season, his first with the Bobcats.  Gordon has career averages of 15.9 points, 2.7 assists and2.6 rebounds, in nearly 29 minutes per game.   Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/22/4407248/charlotte-bobcats-guard-ben-gordon.html#.Umf66lOOnTp#storylink=cpy Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/22/4407248/charlotte-bobcats-guard-ben-gordon.html#.Umf66lOOnTp#storylink=cpy Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/22/4407248/charlotte-bobcats-guard-ben-gordon.html#.Umf66lOOnTp#storylink=cpy

Phil Jackson: Knicks ‘not ready for showtime’

Titans WR: Mettenberger better than Big Ben at same stage

Michael Vick: Starting at QB again is a dream come true

Red Sox to reportedly target Pablo Sandoval in offseason

Alex Rodriguez's season-long MLB ban comes to an end

Madison Bumgarner pitches Giants to World Series title


Giants fans get rowdy celebrating World Series win

Roy Williams' response to criticism over academic scandal

Jerry Jones challenging Tony Romo to play Sunday?

Wizards make rapper Wale new 'creative liaison' for team

Report: Joe Maddon to become Cubs manager

Rockets Harden and Ariza visit Julius Randle in the hospital

WATCH: Michael Jordan trashes President Obama's golf game

GALLERY: Best of sports-themed pumpkins

WATCH: The LeBron James Nike commercial we've been waiting for

Kobe Bryant’s Wikipedia page listed him with 0-1 MMA record

WATCH: Amar'e sings with Swift for in-arena video bit

WATCH: Randle offers money for massage in jailhouse video

Top storyline for each Week 9 NFL game

WATCH: Chevy guy bombs World Series presentation

WATCH: James Ennis throws down dunk of the season

Kris Humphries shares nasty photo of gruesome finger injury

WATCH: Joe Panik makes play of the game in Game 7

Russell Westbrook wears aluminum foil-like outfit

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

GALLERY: Best of sports pumpkins

Top storyline for each Week 9 game

Williams' response to criticism

WATCH: Chevy guy totally bombs

Bumgarner pitches Giants to title

Report: Cubs to hire Maddon as manager

Tom Brady talks Peyton Manning

Best Game 7s in World Series history

NFL, MLB spend on mid-term elections

Gurley suspended four games

Gordie Howe suffered stroke

WATCH: Kobe and Dwight get into it

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.