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.