Boston Celtic’s star Rajon Rondo will have to sit out for the remaining of the season after he suffered an ACL tear against Atlanta Hawks. It was later confirmed that he will undergo surgery. Unfortunately for Rondo, it may take from 8 to 12 weeks to recover fully from a Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).
This injury leaves the Celtic worried on how to find a suitable replacement for Rondo, who is the NBA’s assist leader, averaging 11 assists and 13 points per game.
“It is a shame to see that Boston’s star needs to have his ACL fixed. He barely felt the injury and thought he simply hyper-extended his knee. Good thing he showed it to the team orthopedic surgeon before playing or he may have worsened the tear a lot. If he tore his meniscus while playing with a torn ACL, it would have been even worse. He should do well by next season.”, said Manhattan Orhopedic Care knee surgeon, Dr. Armin Tehrany