Found October 01, 2013 on NESN.com:
WALTHAM, Mass. — Rajon Rondo sought out advice from all over the sports landscape both before and after his ACL surgery in February. Patriots receiver Wes Welker and former teammates Kendrick Perkins and Tony Allen all got calls from the Celtics point guard, who came away with a couple of impressions. One, there is no way to tell, from one case to the next, how an individual will come back from such an injury. And two, the mental recovery will be much tougher than the physical recovery. With a renewed perspective, Rondo used his time with reporters at Celtics media day on Monday to defend Derrick Rose, who came under fire for supposedly delaying his comeback from his own torn ACL. “When I’m mentally ready, I’ll play,” Rondo said. “Until you go through this type of injury, [you can't know]. A lot of people gave Derrick Rose a lot of heat about not playing or whatever the case may be, but this injury isn’t difficult. I mean, it isn’t easy, but at the same time it’s more mental whe...
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