MRI Negative on Rajon Rondo’s Dislocated Elbow

by May 09, 2011

Rondo should be ready to go and resume his heroics in tonight’s Game 4, after an MRI revealed no breaks in his left elbow. From the Boston Herald: “The Celtics may have dodged a deadly bullet [Sunday] with the news that Rajon Rondo did not suffer a break in his left elbow. An MRI taken on the joint came back negative late this afternoon, meaning that the point guard has suffered nothing worse than a dislocation, which was popped back into place prior to his return for the fourth quarter of the Celtics’ Game 3 win over Miami … Rondo’s injury occurred during the third quarter when he tangled with Heat guard Dwyane Wade. Wade was called for a foul on the play, in which Rondo tried to break his fall by landing on his left hand. The result was a nasty bend in the elbow that caused national TV viewers to cringe. Typically the model of calm and cool, Wade curtly dismissed a question about the play during the Heat’s practice this afternoon at Emerson College. ‘I’m not answering no questions about that,’ he said. ‘I’m done with that.’ Wade also dismissed a follow-up question regarding his concern with the Celtics seeking retribution. C’s coach Doc Rivers said after the game that he had to prevent his players from retaliating.”