The Boston Celtics player Rajon Rondo tore his ACL, which means he will be out for the rest of the season. The team took this news emotionally being that the recovery for that tear is over a year long. Now the Celtics just hope he can be ready for the start of next season.
The Celtics announced Rondo's injury during Sunday's 100-98 double-overtime victory against theáMiami Heat, stating the four-time All-Star will undergo surgery.
The initial report was that Rondo had a hyperextended knee, but tests showed the ACL tear, an injury from which it usually takes up to a year to recover. A date for the surgery had not been scheduled as of Sunday afternoon, said team spokesman Brian Olive, who confirmed that Rondo's season is finished.
"Obviously the Rondo news is tough," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said after the game. "I knew before the game, but I didn't tell anyone. Obviously it was pretty emotional."