During the Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat game today, it was revealed that former Kentucky point guard Rajon Rondo has suffered an ACL tear in his right knee. The injury was first diagnosed as a hyperextension of the knee, but an MRI confirmed a tear. The injury usually takes a year for recovery, and the surgery is not yet set.
Rondo was coming off back to back triple double games, averaging 13.7 points, 11.1 assists, and 5.6 rebounds in 38 games this season. The injury was first noticed by Rondo in the Celtics last game against the Atlanta Hawks. Today, Rondo tried to warm up for the game against the Heat, and the injury was not getting any better. Former Western Kentucky guard Courtney Lee started in Rondo’s place against Miami.
Best wishes and a speedy recovery to the former ‘Cat.