Saturday against the Magic Rajon Rondo pretty much had his face broken, and, according to ESPN, the injury will keep him out of the Mavericks’ Monday night game against the Timberwolves.
Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo will not play Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to a facial injury, league sources told ESPN.
Sources say that Rondo, who suffered the injury in the first quarter of Saturday night’s win in Orlando, was scheduled to be evaluated extensively Sunday by the Mavericks’ medical staff to establish a firm timetable on how long he’ll be sidelined.
But Rondo has already been ruled out of the Mavericks’ home game Monday night against the Timberwolves, who will be welcoming Ricky Rubio back to the lineup after his 42-game absence thanks to an ankle injury.
Here’s the play where Rondo got hurt.
The Mavericks are 32-17 and in seventh place in the Western Conference. They are 13-9 since acquiring Rondo from the Celtics in December. Rondo is averaging nine points, seven assists and five rebounds in 29 minutes per game with Dallas.
UPDATE: The Mavericks have announced that Rondo has an orbital fracture in his left eye, and a nasal fracture,and will miss at least three games.