The Boston Celtics’ front-office is understandably pessimistic about Rajon Rondo playing again this season. However, according to Rondo’s agent, the star point guard may make a surprise, early return to the court following knee surgery. Per CSNNE: “Following the injury, Rondo’s timetable to return to action was expected to be sometime before the start of next season. ‘It’s still too early to tell for sure,’ his agent Bill Duffy said. ‘But we are very optimistic about his return now that we know his injury is only a partial tear and not a full tear.’ Since he suffered the injury, Duffy said Rondo has been educating himself on all his options from which type of surgery to have performed to who will be the doctor performing it. [...] Famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews was among the physicians Rondo planned to speak with before making a decision on the best course of action to take. Rondo was at the TD Garden during Boston’s blowout win over the Los Angeles Lakers, wearing workout clothes. It is unclear what, if any, conditioning work he did while in the building.”