Friday, November 16, 2012

Celtics' Rajon Rondo Suffers Ankle Sprain

Rajon Rondo suffered an ankle sprain Wednesday night in the Celtics' 98-93 victory of the Utah Jazz.
The Celtics' point guard was injured when he had his shot blocked by Marvin Williams with 4:55 left in the third quarter. He hobbled off to the bench and spent some time in the locker room before returning to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines.
Coach Doc Rivers did not have Rondo continue in the game because he felt "iffy" and said "I just felt like it is too early in the season to take that chance."
Leandro Barbosa took Rondo's place, scoring 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting.
"It's going to happen," Rivers said. "He's not going to play all 82, I doubt. It'd be nice. You know how I think, guys, the next guy, just somebody has to step up and we have to figure it out. And tonight was a great example that we did that."
Rondo declined to talk to the media after the game. Previous to his injury, Rondo picked up his 10th assist, setting up Paul Pierce for a 3-pointer, extending his streak of double-digit assist games to 32, the third-longest in the NBA.
At the time of writing, it was unclear the extent of Rondo's injury, which could be cause for concern for the Celtics. Rondo was averaging 15.4 points, 12.9 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game. He is playing at a very high level right now, averaging more than 40 minutes per game. He is currently listed as day-to-day.

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