Rajon Rondo Has A Torn ACL, Will Miss Rest Of Season
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is expected to miss the remainder of the 2012-2013 NBA season, after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Rondo, who hyperextended the knee last Friday, attempted to warm-up prior to the Celtics’ game against the Miami Heat on Sunday, but was ruled out, so the team sent him to New England Baptist Hospital for an MRI, which revealed the injury.
The Celtics revealed the news on it’s Twitter account during the second half.
The 26-year old Rondo, a four-time All-Star, was averaging 13.7 points, 11.1 assists, and 5.6 rebounds per game in 38 appearances this season. He led the league is steals in 2009-2010, and in assists in 2011-2012, and is also a two-time NBA First-Team All-Defensive Team honoree.
Rondo has been healthy for the majority of his seven-year career, playing in at least 68 games every season, with the exception of last year’s lockout-shortened season.
Even without Rondo, the Celtics were able to triumph over the Heat, winning in double overtime, 100-98.
After making it to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals a season ago, the Celtics are struggling this year. They are currently 21-23, and in third place in the Atlantic Division, and also sit in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.