Celtics’ Rajon Rondo out 6-8 weeks after surgery on broken hand

The Boston Celtics will be without their point guard Rajon Rondo when they begin the 2014-15 season. The Celtics released a statement saying Rondo suffered a fracture of his left metacarpal during a fall in his home Thursday night. He had successful surgery to fix the broken bone in his hand. His estimated time of returning from the injury is six to eight weeks.

From the Celtics:

The Boston Celtics announced today that guard Rajon Rondo underwent successful surgical fixation of a left metacarpal fracture this morning at New England Baptist Hospital. The injury was a result of a fall at his home last night. The surgery was performed by Dr. Hervey Kimball and Celtics Team Physician Dr. Brian McKeon. Estimated timetable for return is six to eight weeks.

This is another frustrating blow to Rondo over the past two seasons. Back in January of 2013, Rondo tore his ACL, causing him to miss the last three months of the 2012-13 season. He would return to action roughly a year later when he made his debut in the 2013-14 season in mid-January. Rondo played just 30 games last season and has missed 96 games over the last two seasons.

Rondo averaged 11.7 points and 9.8 assists last season but shot a career-low 40.3 percent from the field. Six to eight weeks of recovery will push his return into November at the earliest when the season will already be underway.

Written by Nick Endress

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