Rajon Rondo To Miss Multiple Weeks with Sprained Left Ankle

December 16th, 2010 by Dan Hartel Leave a reply »
Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge confirmed on Thursday that Rajon Rondo will miss "a couple of weeks" after suffering a sprained left ankle in a 118-116 win over the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden.

The news comes as a bit of a shock. Even though Rondo clearly wasn't healthy during the fourth quarter, and had problems doing simple things like delivering on-point passes, he expected to play tonight against the Atlanta Hawks at home.

With Rondo out, Nate Robinson and Marquis Daniels are likely to be the biggest minute beneficiaries.

Robinson will likely get the starting job. He's already started four games this year for Rondo earlier in the season, and did pretty well: 16.5 PPG, 5.5 APG, 3.3 RPG, 62.5 FG%, 57.9 3PT%, 29:00 MPG.

Marquis Daniels is now essentially the backup point guard. Von Wafer should see more time on the floor, and Avery Bradley might be able to manage a bit more than the 5.6 minutes per game of garbage time he is averaging.

This is just the latest in a series of debilitating injuries that have "hampered" the Celtics. Shaquille O'Neal, Jermaine O'Neal, Kendrick Perkins, Delonte West and now Rondo hav ...

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