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Rockets’ Eric Gordon’s latest ankle injury draws mixed reaction

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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon suffered an ankle injury in their scrimmage on Tuesday. While X-rays came out negative, fans and critics shared their thoughts on Gordon and how his injury would affect the Rockets’ playoff run.

One fan noted Gordon’s importance despite his inconsistent performance. Moving forward, the fan believes that the rest of the Rockets need to “lock-in.”

Another fan believes that without Eric Gordon the Rockets have zero chance at making a deep playoff run. The fan seems to be well-aware that Gordon has been one of the foundational pieces of the Rockets in the last few years. His outside shooting and driving ability has meshed well with Mike D’Antoni’s system.

However, there are others who seem content — and even happy — that Gordon will likely miss some games.

They seem to be questioning Gordon’s health which has been lackluster this season. He has only played 34 games (13 starts) and averaged 14.5 points (lowest output as Rocket), 1.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists across 28.6 minutes (career-low). His shooting percentage from deep dipped to 31.9 percent (lowest as a Rocket) from 36.0 percent last year.

Below is the incident where Gordon injured his ankle. Though it didn’t look serious at all, Gordon was in pain and wasn’t able to walk under his own power.

The Rockets currently hold the sixth spot in the West with a 40-24 record. They have already qualified for the playoffs which is a good thing in itself. Whether or not they make a deep playoff run is a matter of wait-and-see. With or without Gordon, head coach Mike D’Antoni has to make to key adjustments.