Pistons G 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. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)