Brad Stevens: No timetable for Rajon Rondo return from ACL surgery
Celtics coach says Rajon Rondo doesn't have a timeline for his return after ACL surgery.
"I have never heard a timeline from him and the latest that I’ve heard from our medical staff is that he’s progressing well,” Stevens said at TPC Boston during the Deutsche Bank pro-am on Thursday. “Our staff has spent a little bit of time with him off site here as well as we followed up on his rehab when he’s been away.
“He will be back in town soon. He’s working. I know that for a fact. He’s working hard to get back as soon as he can and I’m sure he will.”
Kind of weird, to be honest, considering Rondo was taking free throws before games in the Celtics' first-round playoff loss to the Knicks. Rondo's tear was considered to be a partial tear and not a full-tear, despite his inability to return by the end of the season.
Forward Jared Sullinger recently said that he hoped Rondo would return by December, after most people thought he'd be back by the season opener. Without a set timeline, that casts more doubt on whether the mercurial point guard will be good to go sooner rather than later.
But considering this is a guy who played with a dislocated shoulder, and was ready to play on th knee before doctors discovered the injury just minutes before the Celtics tipped off vs. the Heat last season, I'm still betting Rondo will be back on the court before the most skeptical estimates predict.
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