Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will miss the rest of season, dealing the Celtics a serious blow to their playoff chances.
The injury was announced Sunday during the Celtics’ home game against the Miami Heat. No date has been set for Rondo’s surgery.
“Oh my God,” Pierce told ABC’s Doris Burke when she informed him of Rondo’s injury after the Celtics defeated the Heat 100-98 in double overtime.
Pierce sounded and looked like he was hearing the news for the first time.
“We’ve just got to rally around each other,” Pierce said. “I feel for him. He was having such a great season, making the All-Star team. It’s disappointing news. Guys just have to step up.”
Update: Rajon Rondo: “I’m coming back to play in two weeks.”
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Rajon Rondo to Max during the last timeout. “I’m coming back to play in two weeks.”
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You can see his ACL tear wasn’t like the one Derrick Rose had, the complete tear of the ligament… could be a partial tear and these sometimes you don’t even need to have surgery…. He was walking with a limp… if it was a complete tear of the ligament, he wouldn’t even be able to stand.