Originally written on NBA Injury News  |  Last updated 11/17/14
All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo will undergo season-ending knee surgery after it was discovered that he had a torn ACL.  Rondo suffered the injury on Friday when he hyperextended his knee.  The extent of the injury was confirmed earlier today. According to ESPN Boston, Rondo will miss the rest of the season.  It is not beyond the realm of possibility that Rondo misses the start of next season as well.  As ESPN Boston has reported, there is still no surgery date set. The injury is a crippling one for the Celtics who have struggled at times even while Rondo was healthy.  Rondo, an assists machine, has because the emotional and physical leader of the team.  Alongside Kevin Garnet, Rondo has kept the Celtics alive this season without Ray Allen.  Rondo has averaged 13.7 points and 11.1 assists this season.  In his career, he has averaged 11.1 points and 8.3 assists per game.  He is a four-time All-Star including his selection to this year's game.  With Rondo out, the league will find a replacement to take Rondo's spot on the All-Star roster.  The Celtics will do the same, but will have a much more difficult time. Follow @hoopsinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.nbainjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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