The Boston Celtics announced on Sunday during halftime against the Miami Heat that star point guard, Rajon Rondo, has suffered a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. Rondo has elected to have surgery to begin the repair although the date of surgery is not yet known. It was first said that Rondo suffered a hyperextended knee injury, but after further testing, the results showed an ACL tear, an injury that normally takes a year for recovery. Brian Olive, the team spokesman, confirmed that Rondo would indeed miss the rest of the 2012-13 season.
Obviously the Rondo news is tough” (Celtics coach Doc Rivers said following Boston’s 100-98 double-overtime victory.) “I knew before the game, but I didn’t tell anyone. Obviously it was pretty emotional.”
Added Celtics forward Kevin Garnett: “(Rondo’s injury) was a big blow to everybody here. It’s tough on everybody. He’s becoming the heart and soul of this team.”
Rondo, averaging 13.7 points, 11.1 assists, and 5.6 rebounds in 38 games this season and was just announced as a starter in his 4th All Star Game appearance.