Rajon Rondo, the star point guard for the Boston Celtics, will miss the remainder of the NBA season after tearing his ACL.
The Celtics announced Rondo’s injury on Sunday and revealed that he would undergo surgery to fix the tear.
Originally it was believed that Rajon had hyper-extended his knee in a match against the Atlanta Hawks. Tests later concluded that the star player had torn his ACL. Depending on the severity of the injury and his rehabilitation efforts, it could take up to a full year for the ACL injury to be repaired.
Team officials have not yet revealed when Rondo will go under the knife to repair his knee.
Losing Rondo is a big blow to the Celtics. The point guard was averaging 13.7 points, 11.1 assists, and 5.6 rebounds over 38 games.
Before Sunday’s game Rondo attempted to warm up knee but instead was met with more discomfort. Rondo was instead replaced with Courtney Lee after playing through 45 minutes of pain while racking up a triple-double.
Before his injury, Doc Rivers was already planning on a team shakeup, noting:
“We’re going to start Jared, more just because Jared’s playing well. Honestly, I don’t love it because I worry about our bench. Our bench has been off the charts and that may affect them. But we’re doing it because he’s playing so well.”
Do you think the Boston Celtics can pull off wins without Rajon Rondo in the lineup for the rest of the season?