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Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

Posted on: May 8, 2011 3:34 pm
Edited on: May 9, 2011 10:40 am
 
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers says Rajon Rondo and Delonte West will play in Game 4 following MRIs. Posted by Ben Golliver.
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UPDATE: Rondo was given an X-ray, MRI and CT scan and all results were negative. He's being officially listed as questionable for Game 4.

During Saturday's Game 3 against the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics guards Rajon Rondo and Delonte West both went down with injury. For Rondo, it was a gruesome dislocated elbow  while West suffered a shoulder injury just before halftime.

Boston.com reports that both players underwent MRIs and that Celtics coach Doc Rivers expects both to be available to play in Monday night's Game 4, although he expressed a bit of apprehension regarding Rondo. 
"Right now we're going with they're all playing," said Rivers, who was including Shaquille O'Neal. "Hopefully we'll know something by the end of our film session. Obviously (Rondo's elbow) was far more painful today, a lot of swelling."
"If he can't help our team (Rondo won't play)," the coach said. "And if he can play, how well can he play and will he help or hurt our team? No. 1, we're not going to hurt the player and we're not going to do anything to hurt the team. It may not be until game time and the game until we find that out. Right now, that may be the case. I am optimstic about both, that they're going to play." 
Here's video of Rondo's gruesome injury which occurred after he got tangled up with Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade.



If both Rondo and West are unable to go, look for the Celtics to activate reserve point guard Carlos Arroyo, who played for the Heat earlier this season.

For more on Rondo's heroic return, CBSSports.com's Ken Berger has you covered .
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Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2011 7:39 pm
 

Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

He'll play....the media is just trying to add a little drama and CBis the best at starting bull**** stories.....he'll play !



Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2011 7:35 pm
 

Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

Unbelievable toughness by Rondo - reminiscent of Gibson for the Dodgers years back. Classless foul by Wade results in a gruesome injury to one of the League's best. I expect he'll play, though he probably shouldn't.




Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2011 7:22 pm
 

Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

if he can play an entire quarter n a half with one hand im sure he can play an entire game with one hand and should his elbows swelling go down all the better for rondo

many of you fail to realize that rondo's ankles have been sprained and he plays on them for an entire season and you never hear a word out of him
he is entering into the relm of paul pierce (stabbing incident) of celtic toughness



Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: May 8, 2011 5:16 pm
 

Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

Whew!!  I'm so glad that I got your medical opinioin GatorMarc... was that you that helped him to the locker room and examined him?  What basis do you have for your statement?  He played the entire 4th quarter.  



Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

There is no way he plays.  Could be out for entire remainder of playoffs.




Since: Apr 7, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Rondo, West expected to play Game 4 after MRIs

If you are a Celtics fan and you KNOW who you are, now repeat after me.....

ALL IN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enough said!


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