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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 9:50 am  |  5 responses

Danny Ainge Expects Rajon Rondo to Be Ready By Training Camp


As the Boston Celtics try to recover and move forward following star point guard Rajon Rondo’s season-ending right knee injury, GM Danny Ainge optimistically hopes that the floor general will be ready to go by next season’s training camp. Per the Boston Globe: “Rajon will get surgery in 10 to 14 days, when the swelling is right and we anticipate that he’ll back and as good as ever in training camp,’ Ainge said. ‘(Kendrick Perkins) Perk came back in six months and that’s a little bit unusual and Adrian Peterson came back in six months and so did Wes Welker. I guess every body is a little bit different and [with] every injury there’s some differences.’ Ainge said he has no plans to make immediate trades or major roster changes. The Celtics are currently in the eighth and final playoff spot but are just 5 1/2 games behind third-seeded Chicago after their double-overtime win Sunday over the Miami Heat. ‘We’ll see what transpires here the next few weeks with this team,’ Ainge said. ‘We’re waiting. We’re waiting to see who’s all available and see what our needs are. Right now we have no needs. We got 11 healthy bodies and it’s tough to get those 11 guys on the court. We have good healthy players that can’t get the time they deserve and they want so we have no need right now. We’ll see over the next few weeks what we need.’ When asked whether the Celtics can accomplish their lofty preseason season goals without Rondo, he said didn’t know. ‘We’ll wait and see the next few weeks. We have to give it a shot. It’s a hand we’re dealt.’”

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  • Jay cutler

    Perk could come back in 4 weeks and it wouldn’t affect his game 1 bit. AP is a freak, and that’s with him not having used any supplements to aid his recovery. Complete extremes.

    This will end well if Rondo is already feeling pressure fr amnagemt to return sooner rather than later.

  • patrick

    how did rondo get to the point where his acl tore? had it gradually been deteriorating in condition/strength? and that culminated in the tear that occured?

  • Mr_Beans_o_o

    Record recovery time for Rondo. 4 1/2 months.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i’m no knee expert, but this tear must have been somewhat minor right? i mean, when rubio, rose and shumpert tore theirs they went down on the floor. didn’t rondo keep playing in the atl game after the injury? or did i missunderstand that. maybe that’s why the recovery period is expected to be less

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