New Orleans Pelicans point guard Greivis Vasquez started his rehabilitation work on Monday after requiring surgery last month to remove bone spurs from his right ankle.

Starting shooting guard Eric Gordon underwent a similar procedure to remove bone spurs in his left ankle more than a month ago and is undergoing similar rehabilitation work in Los Angeles.

`` I think he’s a couple of weeks out and he’s back to normal,’’ Pelicans Coach Monty Williams said, referring to Gordon. ``I don’t want to call the guys because they feel like they have to get healthy, like at that moment. I don’t want to put pressure on them.’’

Williams has his assistants monitor the progress of the Pelicans' injured players.

Despite fracturing his right hand that forced him to miss the final 23 games of the season, guard Austin Rivers has fully recovered.

`` Austin is back to normal,'' Williams said.``He’s working out, lifting and doing all the stuff that coaches have him doing. Guys are pretty much back. Greivis and Eric may be a few weeks out, but they are headed that way.’’

Pelicans power forward Jason Smith is continuing his rehabilitation work after requiring surgery in March to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder that forced him to miss the final 24 games of the season.