Celtics PG Rajon Rondo says conditioning biggest hurdle in return

Sep 30, 2013; Waltham, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) talks to reporters during media day at the Celtics Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics star point guard Rajon Rondo is going to be at some point this season, it’s just a matter of when.

Rondo, who is recovering from a torn ACL was supposed to meet with famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews during the first week of December, a meeting that was pushed back nearly two weeks.

In addition, team doctors had cleared Rondo for basketball related activities, but the All-Star still hasn’t seen game action and likely won’t until ‘mid-January to late-February’ according to MassLive.com:

Speaking Sunday to a group of reporters after Boston’s 106-79 loss to Indiana, Rondo initially said a January return was not realistic. But then he said he could be back by “mid-January” to “late February” leaving plenty of wiggle room for when he might step back into the lineup.

Rondo cited his lack of conditioning as his biggest hurdle in a return. However, Rondo has been practicing and from all accounts looks quite healthy so it’s more likely the team is understandably being overly cautious with their franchise point – especially since winning isn’t exactly their biggest desire this season.

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