Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a thumb injury. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bulls have been dealt a major blow after getting off to a great start in their playoff series against the Boston Celtics, as Rajon Rondo will be sidelined indefinitely with a thumb injury.

The team announced on Friday that Rondo suffered a fractured thumb, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the point guard will not need surgery.

Rondo’s absence could drastically change the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. While he has had his struggles during the regular season, Rondo lately has looked closer to the player who helped the Celtics win a championship in 2008. He had 12 points, six assists and eight rebounds in Chicago’s Game 1 win before posting 11 points, nine rebounds and a whopping 14 assists in Game 2.

The Bulls could have to alter their offensive approach without Rondo. He had looked like a true floor general in the first two games.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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