Rajon Rondo Out with Torn ACL

bos-celtics-300Boston Celtics PG, Rajon Rondo will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2012/2013 season, as well as much of the next, after word came out that the injury he suffered against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday was indeed a torn ACL. Rondo, a four-time NBA All-Star has not yet confirmed when he will go in for surgery to repair the right knee.

“Obviously the Rondo news is tough,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said after the game. “I knew before the game, but I didn’t tell anyone. Obviously it was pretty emotional.”  Rondo had been averaging 13.7 points, 11.1 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game, prior to the injury and had already recorded five triple-doubles during the first half of the year.

How this season will end for the Celtics remains to be seen, but Rivers remains confident in his group. “We’ll find someone that’s already in our locker room who will step up,” Rivers said. “You can write the obituary, but I’m not. We’re going nowhere.”  They are off to a good start, after a victory over the defending champion Miami Heat in the first game of Rondo’s absence.  Putting together victories and making a playoff run will be a little more difficult for the Celtics, who were fighting for the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, prior to the loss of Rondo.

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