Even if Danny Ainge said I am a Celtics blogger, I would not trust him. If he told me I am a 24-year old male (which I am), I would not trust him. And if he described a Boston Celtics injury, I would take his words, delete them from my memory, chuckle that he expected anyone might believe them, and shake my head while remembering Shaq, who was said to return “next week” for approximately 3,487 weeks, then returned and promptly injured himself while jogging down court.
Yet just because Ainge is still the Celtics general manager and he discussed Rajon Rondo’s status, I will report the news anywho, just in case he’s actually being honest. (Boston Herald)
“It’s not torn, and it doesn’t need surgery,” he said. “But we need to be careful. This isn’t a perfect science. But there is no structural damage there.”
“It takes a long time to get back to 100 percent with something like this,” he said. “Rondo would probably be playing if these were the playoffs. He’s played with a lot worse than this in terms of injuries. We’re just being cautious.”
“Just being cautious.” — the famous last words of a general manager who looks at an amputated leg and calls it a bone bruise. Rondo has said he might be out until the All-Star break (Feb. 26), and he’s the type of player who doesn’t even sit when his arm dangles from his side like one of those noodles little kids use to help themselves swim. Maybe there actually is no structural damage, but Rondo is really, really hurting.