“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.”
No pressure Rondo.
H/M Boston Globe
Boston Celtics star Rajon Rondo has torn his anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the rest of the season. The team made the announcement during Sunday’s 100-98 double-overtime win over the Miami Heat.
“We’ve just got to rally around each other,” Paul Pierce said after the game. “I feel for him. He was having such a good season. It’s disappointing news.”
Rondo injured his right knee in Friday night’s double-overtime loss in Atlanta, a game in which the Celtics blew a 27-point lead. He reported to the TD Garden on Sunday for a pregame shootaround but was taken to a hospital after complaining of knee pain. Rondo was averaging career highs of 13.7 points and 5.6 rebounds along with 11.1 assists this season.
H/N Press Release
Selected to the eastern squad is LeBron James, a two-time Kia NBA All-Star MVP (2006, 2008), Carmelo Anthony (1,460,950), Kevin Garnett (553,222), the 2003 Kia NBA All-Star MVP. Dwyane Wade (1,052,310), the 2010 Kia NBA All-Star MVP, and Rajon Rondo (924,180), who earns his first All-Star Game start. Garnett’s selection, his 15th, ties him with Bryant and O’Neal for the second-most All-Star Game nods.