Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 at 11:30 am  |  5 responses

Celtics to Rest Rajon Rondo a While Longer?

As a whole, the team is pretty banged up, but all eyes (especially Doc Rivers‘) are on the floor general sitting on the sidelines in street gear. From the Boston Herald: “At issue is a flare-up in his tender left hamstring, a last-minute issue that forced the Celtics point guard to miss his fourth game to the injury during Sunday’s win in New Jersey, and could force him out of action tonight against Denver. Doc Rivers admitted yesterday that this latest flare-up may necessitate a longer rest for Rondo, who also continues to deal with a painful case of plantar fasciitis. ‘I leave it up to Eddie (Lacerte, the trainer) but (additional rest) may come at some point,’ said the Celtics coach. ‘It’s been suggested already, I can tell you that. The injury scares me, and the foot and the hamstring, which can go from a pull to a tear, and then you’re talking two months. I don’t think it’s any worse than we thought, but a week ago Rondo said I’m over that, and then the next game he booted it a little bit. So who knows?’”

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  • T-Money

    Doc has to be the greatest interview for journalists. He’s so candid, the exact opposite of Belichick. Working well for both masterminds.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    Well, there goes his slim chance for a starting bid at the ASG.

  • http://shinefluid@aol.com just bcuz

    rondo is a good player but like i always say…they still win without him and this is evident! which is why i take other top PGs over him

  • ai come back

    they lost……to the raptors without him????

  • ClydeSays

    Doc should rest Rondo for as long as it takes him to heal. No sense in risking a long term injury. Just bc, the C’s can win short term without Rondo, but that’s bcause they have 4 willing passers as starters. Rajon is the LEAGUE assist leader by over 3apg. He’ll never get his due bc fans like to see offense from guards. Not passing, rebounding or defense.