BOS G Rajon Rondo’s surgery is expected to be on Feb 12 or 13 and will be a procedure using either his ligaments or a cadaver,source told Y!
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) February 8, 2013
After a brief burst of “maybe Rondo will return quicker than we think” stuff last night, it’s now obvious his season is over.
Spears added that Rondo has “spoken to three doctors, one in person, and will decide as early as Friday” which one will perform his surgery. According to Spears, Rondo also will not attend NBA All-Star weekend in Houston Feb. 15-17 because he won’t be able to travel so soon after surgery.
With this being on the less severe end of a severe knee injury, the recovery time for Rondo won’t be as long as, say, Derrick Rose. Remember, Rose’s knee injury was pretty catastrophic, and involved multiple ligament tears. Rondo’s ACL suffered a partial tear. Still, it’s going to take a while for him to get back to form.
What will happen between now and when he does get back to for