New Orleans Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo underwent successful sports hernia surgery this morning in Philadelphia, the team announced today.

Rondo is expected to miss between 4-6 weeks, barring any setbacks.

He left Friday night's preseason game at Oklahoma City with the injury.

The Pelicans were planning on starting Rondo next to guard Jrue Holiday, with the desired result being able to free Holiday up to play more off the ball.

At 31, Rondo signed a one-year deal with New Orleans in July.

Last season in Chicago, he played in 69 games, averaging 7.8 points, 6.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds.

As a 4-time NBA All-Star with the Boston Celtics, he won a championship in 2008. He hasn't been able to reach his high level of play during his All-Star years since he began suffering various knee injuries in 2013.