When Rajon Rondo was unavailable this afternoon against the Miami Heat to undergo an MRI, the word around the NBA was that he suffered a hyperextended knee. Unfortunately, the subsequent rumours that were brewing around Twitter that he had torn his ACL are in fact true.
Early Sunday afternoon and in the middle of the Celtics showdown with the Heat, Doris Burke of ESPN reported during the game that the results had came and that Rajon Rondo suffered a torn ACL in this Friday’s loss against the Atlanta Hawks. The Celtics, who are currently toe to toe with the Heat are trying to break a 6-game losing streak. While their playoff hopes were already questionable, this puts the icing on the cake.
RT @espnforsberg: Celtics confirm it: Torn right ACL for Rondo; done for the season
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 27, 2013
Rajon Rondo’s injury, tragic enough by itself, has ended an era of Boston Celtics basketball. Boston as a team may not have been playing so well, but Rondo was still Rondo – one of the best point guards in the league who was pencilled in as a starter for the upcoming all-star game. In his past two games, he dialled in triple-doubles.
As a Chicago Bulls fan, I obviously can’t imagine what Rajon Rondo is going through, but I can sympathize with Celtics fans. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Rondo.