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Rondo May Return Sooner Rather Than Later



Here’s a little bit of good news on this slow Friday. Last night, Rajon Rondo’s agent told Comcast Sports that the point guard’s injury was only a partial ACL tear and the resulting timetable for his return could be tentatively moved up from the start of next season.


Rondo injured himself during a January 27th game against the Atlanta Hawks, and managed to finish the game despite being hurt. He prepared for his next game as if he had a minor hamstring injury. While these signs are reason for optimism, it’s still too early to know what exactly the partial tear news means for Rondo and his recovery.


Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears reported this morning that Rondo’s surgery is expected to take place on February 12th or 13th, using either ligaments or a cadaver in the procedure (ick). According to Rondo’s agent, Rondo has spent his time since the injury educating himself about his surgery, doctors, and rehab while doing strength and conditioning work. He’s known throughout the NBA as one of the most competitive players in the league, and hopefully he’ll be able to fuel that nature into his rehabilitation. We wish him the best of luck.


Side note, in other “good news for injured former Cats,” the Bobcats’ PR representative just tweeted the following:



After the scare MKG gave us, it’s great to see him making a quick recovery. Cats forever.



Article written by Kristen Geil

7 Comments for Rondo May Return Sooner Rather Than Later

  1. James K
    2:12 pm February 8, 2013 Permalink

    I’ve kind of formed the opinion that it’s best with these knee issues to not rush anything. Autografting the patellar tendon to replace the ACL is the best move, in my opinion, because it makes the knee stronger than it was before. You just have to give it time to heal. I personally hope they wait.

  2. Rise
    2:55 pm February 8, 2013 Permalink

    Agree with #1. I been through two ACL’s. Cadver graft is a joke. Lasted me 7 months. Patellar tendon is the way to go.

  3. schwing
    3:19 pm February 8, 2013 Permalink

    eff rajon rondo.

  4. rockatao
    3:23 pm February 8, 2013 Permalink

    not sure the celtics will want him back early … undefeated since rondo injury

  5. GanjahSmoke
    5:49 pm February 8, 2013 Permalink

    His agent is a bonehead….partial or full tear, its still the same procedure as you remove the ligament completley. You cant rush any part of it.

  6. WkyBlue
    3:37 am February 9, 2013 Permalink

    I would like to know the difference between Rajon Rondo and DeMarcus Cousins. I know the difference. DeMarcus deserves the respect but hasn’t been there long enough to get it. Like NASCAR when the rookies come in and don’t respect the veterans. They are thugs. It’s like Cousins said”it’s a business “we all buy into it too. NBA needs their 5 stars to survive too. Boogie is makin some of em look bad and he’s not their next poster boy. We need some Cousins on our team this year. Man fu#%*ng up.

  7. WkyBlue
    3:51 am February 9, 2013 Permalink

    From what I hear next year we may get a double dose of Cousins. The Harrison twins say they are goin to college to win games and not make friends. They have a winning attitude. Maybe not everybody’s popular attitude tho. Gotta figure out which way you want it?