Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 3:25 pm  |  11 responses

Rajon Rondo Wants to Recover from Knee Surgery Better Than Adrian Peterson

The Boston Celtics announced today that Rajon Rondo underwent successful surgery to repair his torn right ACL. (It was also confirmed that Leandro Barbosa’s season is, indeed, over.) According to GM Danny Ainge, Rondo has big aims for his return to the court. Historic ones, in fact. Per the Boston Herald: “Rondo chose Dr. James Andrews for the procedure in part because of the world-renowned surgeon’s success with Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings running back who had surgery on Jan. 13, 2012, and played in the Vikings season opener last September. Peterson was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year earlier this month. Little wonder that Rondo wants to be that guy. Ainge said he expects Rondo to be ‘ready to roll’ by the start of training camp. ‘He wants to have a better recovery than Adrian Peterson,’ said Ainge. ‘You know how competitive he is. (Andrews’) success with Adrian Peterson definitely drew Rondo’s interest. That’s something that Rajon said to me.’ The good news about the surgery, according to Ainge, is that the partial tear was ‘clean,’ without any other damage in the knee. Rondo was able to undergo the procedure quickly because of the lack of swelling in the knee – a stark difference from what Leandro Barbosa faces. Barbosa, who tore the ACL in his right knee during Monday’s loss to the Bobcats, also strained his MCL, which has caused swelling. As a result, Barbosa won’t be able to have surgery for an estimated four weeks. Andrews repaired the ligament by using a piece from the patella tendon – a procedure that Andrews has become famous for. The orthopedic surgeon performed a more involved procedure on Robert Griffin III, the Washington Redskins quarterback, last month.”

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  • Nope

    man i’m a huge rondo fan and hope him all the best…. but he’ll have to top 14.5 apg and 1164 assists in a season. good luck homie.

  • RayJr

    Dr. James Andrews is getting quite a lot of work these days.

  • AJ

    why is Andrews getting fame for the patellar tendon technique? thats what i had done. plenty of doctors do it. rondos recovery is going to have nothing to do with who did the surgery. Replacing the acl with a patellar tendon is a pretty precise, exact procedure. Its going to be about how his own body reacts and how his rehab goes…i wish him the best tho bluh

  • Do Work

    he must not be aware that adrian peterson is a machine

  • Irishway’s

    So does that mean he’s going to be 9 assist short of the single season assist record…..Damn I’m still pissed about that.

  • ThaWindy

    Either take twice as many peds or give Lance Armstrong a call.

  • TV63

    He should talk to AP. Truly hope Rondo comes back stronger and quickly.

  • Smokeweed

    Looking at Drose RR better be chill, dont rush that shit homey!

  • Omar

    Wow! Rondo is going to come back and average 49.9 pts per game…Seriously though AD is not normal, he’s in his own space genetically.

  • TBRK

    maybe he ain’t see what Dr. James Andrews did with RG3

  • TBRK

    dude is sitting on stupid bread….not even funny. I bet they call him Mr. ESPN back at work lol