Rajon Rondo out 6-8 weeks after hand surgery
The Boston Celtics announced today that guard Rajon Rondo underwent successful surgical fixation of a left metacarpal (hand) fracture this morning at New England Baptist Hospital. According to the Celtics, the injury was a result of a fall at his home last night.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Hervey Kimball and Celtics Team Physician Dr. Brian McKeon. Estimated timetable for return is six to eight weeks.
Rondo, a 6’1” guard, appeared in 30 contests (all starts) for the Celtics last season and averaged 11.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 9.8 assists and 1.33 steals in 33.3 minutes per game. He recorded a season-high 22 points against Atlanta on February 26, a season-high 11 rebounds against Philadelphia on April 4. On March 9 against Detroit, Rondo recorded 18 assists and zero turnovers, passing Bill Russell for fifth highest assist total in Celtic franchise history.