Rajon Rondo’s sprained right wrist has kept him out of two straight games, subjecting Boston fans to Chinese water torture a combined 74 minutes of Avery Bradley playing point guard during the past two games. Fear not for the long term, though. Rondo hopes to play tonight against the Orlando Magic, and Doc Rivers says there are no long-term doubts that Rondo will return to good health. (Boston Herald)
Rajon Rondo missed his second straight game with a sprained right wrist suffered when he braced himself in a fall from a flagrant foul by Toronto’s Linas Kleiza last Wednesday. He hopes to play tonight against the Orlando Magic at the Garden.
“It’s really on me,” Rondo said. “Whenever I feel I can be productive, then I can come back.
“The important thing for me is when I can get the ground. Right now I don’t think I can do that without hurting it a lot worse. And with the way I play, I definitely hit the ground a lot. So when I’m good with that, I’ll be back.”
There is no definitive timetable for a return by Rondo.
“He could (miss more time), but I’m not concerned long term or anything,” Rivers said. “He’s close, but we’ve just got to get it right.”
Needless to say, the Celtics could use the do-everything guard who has easily been their best player this season.