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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Celtics Injury Update: Rajon Rondo says there's a '79 percent' chance he plays in Wednesday's opener

By on 10/28/2014 11:00:00 AM

The Boston Celtics head into the regular season opener against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday following a successful 5-3 record during the preseason. The Celtics look to improve an offense that averaged just 96.2 points per game during dismal 25-win season in 2013-2014. The health of point guard Rajon Rondo, who missed 52 games last season due to injury, could be the key to improvement this season. Recovering from a hand injury, it appears likely that he'll be ready for Wednesday's game.

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According to theScore Twitter account,
If Rondo plays, he'll recover in about five weeks, which is well ahead of the original timetable of 6-to-8 weeks to recover from a broken right hand. There are no limitations anticipated once Rondo steps on the to court. Should he need to be brought along slowly, expect Marcus Smart or Phil Pressey to see additional minutes at point guard.

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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