Rajon Rondo, the starting point guard for the Boston Celtics, suffered an ankle injury during Game 3. He was able to return to the game but afterwards his ankle swelled up. He has reportedly been diagnosed with a bone bruise.
The good news for Boston is that Rondo sounds like he’s going to play in Game 4. Rondo is a defensive minded point guard who can also rack up assists in a hurry. Without Rondo, the Celtics would really be hurting at the point guard position. The only other options are Sam Cassell and Eddie House. That pair combined to shoot 3-for-12 in Game 3.
While a bone bruise doesn’t sound too serious, it is the same injury that limited Manu Ginobili against the Los Angeles Lakers during the Western Conference Finals. If Rondo is ineffective in Game 4, that will help the Lakers in their attempt to tie the series at two games apiece.
During the playoffs, Rondo has averaged 10.3 points and 6.9 assists per game.
Rajon Rondo getting helped off the court.