It’s been an all-ACL-day here at KSR, and I couldn’t be more torn up about it. As everyone has been echoing, I am more worried about Nerlens Noel’s future than about this UK team at the moment. Luckily, recovering from an ACL tear is not unheard of and thus the future is still very bright for Nerlens and his MAJOR comeback. Another former Cat has been battling the same injury recently, and we’ve got an update on him.
According to Danny Ainge of the Celtics, Rajon Rondo successfully underwent knee surgery yesterday. Rondo tore his ACL in mid-January in a failed attempt to win a Double OT game. His official diagnosis came January 27, which happens to be 10 days after the NBA’s injury deadline that would have allowed Boston to bring on another player at 50% of Rondo’s salary without it counting towards the soft salary cap.
Rondo has, according to the Boston Globe blog linked above, been obsessed with how Adrian Peterson recovered so incredibly fast from his ACL tear. Rondo went to the same doctor as AP for his surgery; Dr. James Andrews. Check out Danny Ainge’s positive comments on Rondo’s imminent comeback:
“Dr. Andrews thought the surgery went great, clean, no complications, no other damage.”
“And you know Rondo: He’s going to want to come back faster than anybody who’s ever returned.”
Rondo will hope to beat the typical 9-12 month recovery period for ACL tears. Looks like we’ve got the medical plan for Nerlens ready to go: Call Dr. James Andrews for surgery, and then let Nerlens mirror his recovery after AP and Rondo. I’ll be hoping for a speedy recovery for all.