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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Celtics Injury Update: Rajon Rondo could be ready come opening night

By on 10/21/2014 07:15:00 AM

The Boston Celtics head into Wednesday's game against the Brooklyn Nets with a record of 4-3 on the preseason. Coming off a 25-win season, the Celtics need to improve mainly on the offensive end of the court, where they averaged just 96.2 points per game last season. There's good news on the injury front, as veteran guard Rajon Rondo is progressing nicely and could be ready for opening night.

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Our own Dylan Mendelowitz reported on September 27 that Rondo, who missed the majority of last season recovering from an ACL tear in his right knee, would be out six weeks following surgery on a broken left hand.

An updated on Rondo, according to NBA Flash News Twitter account, added that Rondo has not been cleared for contact, but should be by the end of the week. Rondo hasn't put an official date on his return but noted that his hand is not bothering him. 
"When I dribble the ball, when I catch the ball, it doesn’t bother me. But it’s night and day from trying to brace myself hitting the floor, and going into the lane and somebody smacking my hand."

Rondo averaged 11.7 points, 9.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game last season. The nine-year veteran has played only 68 games over the past two seasons. Rondo has career averages of 11.1 points, 8.4 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game. 

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