News continues to trickle in about Boston’s priced point guard. Baxter Holmes of The Boston Globe fills us in on the latest update regarding Rondo’s continued rehab from his torn ACL.
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is scheduled to head to Florida within the next 10 to 14 days to meet with Dr. James Andrews, who performed surgery on Rondo’s right knee.
“It has nothing to do with Rondo’s health and it’s not like a final straw or anything,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Wednesday. “It’s just a checkup that they’ve scheduled for the beginning of December. It’s been on the calendar for a while.”
Celtics team doctor Brian McKeon will also make the trip with Rondo, and together with Andrews, those two will likely determine the next step in the rehabilitation process for Rondo, Ainge said.
A guess on what this means for Rondo?
We’re likely looking at a two-week timetable before he’s fully cleared for participation in full-contact activities at practice. From there, a few full practices to shake off the rust, test out the knee and getting used to playing at full-speed NBA basketball are in order. Given how involved Rondo has been with this team though this season, it’s pretty clear he should be ready to jump right in pretty quickly with this crew.
In the meantime, it’s on the Atlantic Division leaders to continue to stay afloat without him. An easier December schedule should enable them to do that.