Pistons’ Gordon has successful ankle surgery

Detroit Pistons guard Ben Gordon has undergone successful
surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle.

The team said Wednesday that Gordon’s ankle will be placed in a
cast for three weeks and rehabilitation will begin immediately
following its removal.

The procedure was performed at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in
the Detroit suburb of Pontiac.

The 6-foot-3 Gordon appeared in 62 games last season, his first
with the Pistons after leaving Chicago. He averaged a career-low
13.8 points a game, hobbled much of the year by injuries, along
with 2.7 assists and 1.9 rebounds.