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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Celtics Injury Update: Rajon Rondo to have minor surgery to remove a screw from his left hand

By on 11/08/2014 11:30:00 AM

The Boston Celtics improved to 2-3 on the season following a 101-98 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Jared Sullinger lead a balanced Celtics offense with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists. Point guard Rajon Rondo played only 28 points, finishing with eight points and six rebounds. Rondo, who had surgery on his left hand in September, will undergo another surgery to remove a screw from his left hand.

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As reported by Chris Forsberg of, Rondo will not join the team in Chicago for tonight's game against the Bulls and will have a minor surgical procedure done to remove a screw that was put into his hand in September. The initial timetable for Rondo's injury was six to eight weeks, but he returned to action just five weeks following surgery.

There is no indication how much time Rondo will miss, but the Celtics have three days off after today's game.  Therefore, Rondo could be ready to play in time for the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

In Rondo's absence, expect Avery Bradley, Phil Pressey, Evan Turner and Marcus Smart to see the bulk of the work in the back court.

Rondo, in his ninth NBA season, is averaging nine points, 11.2 assists and eight rebounds in 33.2 minutes per game this season. In 510 career games, all with the Celtics, Rondo has averaged 11.1 points, 8.4 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game.

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