January 27, 2013
Celtics' Rajon Rondo gone for the season
By SPORTS NETWORK

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo celebrates in the closing seconds of their game after a come from behind win against the Atlanta Hawks in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 5, 2013. (REUTERS/Tami Chappell)

BOSTON - Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo will miss the remainder of the season after tests Sunday revealed a torn ACL in his right knee.

Rondo was hurt during Friday’s double-overtime loss at Atlanta and had been receiving treatment for what was originally diagnosed as a hyperextended knee. He was a late scratch for Sunday’s game against Miami and was instead sent to a Boston hospital for tests.

The team revealed the severity of the injury Sunday afternoon and said a date for surgery has yet to be determined.

Rondo, voted an All-Star starter for the Eastern Conference, is averaging 13.7 points and an NBA-best 11.1 assists in 38 games this season.



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