Here's the crux of what Gordon had to say (from Jimmy Smith at the Times-Pic):
"I'd say sorta," Gordon said. "From talking to the doctors, from when I last told you guys in September until now, I have had a little bit of a setback as far as this injury. Nothing structural, but it has been a little bit of soreness and swelling to where I'm only listening to the doctors and they can see and tell that it's been a little damage.
"I've had MRIs, and I went to the team and they've always been aware of my injury. I have had MRIs lately, so I'm looking forward to seeing what's happening this weekend to see what's furthermore. .. . I will hear what the doctor's thinking this weekend."
Regarding a timetable for return:
"It'll all be decided on by this weekend," Gordon said. "There's no timetable. I don't know that yet."
Asked if he had ligament or cartilage damage, Gordon replied:
"There's damage," he said. "I'll figure (it) out this weekend.
Gordon started off his press conference with a paean to the city of New Orleans:
"First off I just want to say it's an honor and privilege to be part of this organization as a players. I know things haven't been going as well as far as being injured since I've been here. I have had (a) reoccurring knee injury since I've been here and it's just tough as a player to go through these things. You're looking for the best for yourself and to even look forward to see what's best for the team.
"I look forward as a player to helping this franchise and I always look forward to the best to help this team win. And it has been frustrating. Very frustrating as a player not to do your job every day. I only played nine games last year and I haven't played a game this year. I haven't played any preseason games. So it's been very frustrating watching the guys play and me not being a part of it. I know from the fan's perspective, it's frustrating for them. But for a player, it's most frustrating for me and this organization. I wanted to pout it out there. I know it's tough. But it's almost all on me. This is an injury I'm battling with. It's just a tough time right now for me, and I'm just going through it.
"This is a great city and a great organization and I definitely want to be a part of it. But being a part of it, for me, is about playing. What's (keeping) me from playing is having this injury. I'll just go on from there."