Rajon Rondo is having a fantastic season for the Boston Celtics. Unfortunately for Rondo and the Celtics, the point guard is finding it difficult to stay healthy. Rondo’s latest injury is a sprained left ankle that will keep him out a while. GM Danny Ainge says Rondo will be out a couple of weeks, while head coach Doc Rivers said one or two weeks.
On the season, Rondo is averaging 11.2 points and 13.8 assists. He’s also swiping 2.3 steals and pulling down 4.5 rebounds while shooting 52.9% from the field. The 24-year-old point guard keeps getting better and better. His average of 13.8 assists is four assists more than his former career-high.
Prior to this sprained ankle, Rondo has dealt with plantar fasciitis and an injured hamstring this season. With Rondo on the sidelines, Nate Robinson will start at point guard for the Celtics. Backing up Robinson will be Marquis Daniels and rookie Avery Bradley.
The injury bug has bit the Celtics hard this season. As it stands, the following players are also sidelined due to injury for the Celtics: Delonte West, Jermaine O’Neal, Kendrick Perkins and Shaquille O’Neal. Despite all the carnage, the Celtics are sitting pretty in the Eastern Conference. At 20-4, Boston has a three-game lead in the conference.