Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is recovering from a torn ACL. While it remains to be determined how much time he’ll miss as a result of the injury, A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England believes Rondo will miss the first month of the regular season.
Since Rondo tore his ACL at the end of January, the Celtics have undergone several significant changes. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett have been shipped to the Brooklyn Nets, and Doc Rivers is now coaching the Los Angeles Clippers.
With the turnover, they’ve gone from contenders in the East to a rebuilding team, and Rondo is currently the face of the franchise. As such, Boston has little incentive to rush Rondo back from his injury.
If Rondo isn’t able to suit up early in the season, Blakely said that he expects Phil Pressey to be the team’s starting point guard.