Perhaps the only hope in this year’s Boston Celtics team lays in the hands (or knees) of one Rajon Rondo. Unfortunately for the Celtics, he still has no idea when he’ll return to the court. He says that his knee is about “87 percent” right now, but does not have a definite return date.
After his team’s 101-97 preseason victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, Rondo spoke to the media and shared his recovery game plan:
“I’m feeling great, working out everyday. I’m able to do more as far as compound workouts, versus me just doing one workout per day,” Rondo said. “I’m doing more on my leg and I’m able to handle it. It’s getting better, getting stronger every day.”
“I’ll know when it’s right,” said Rondo. “Everybody is different, each injury is different… For me, when I come back, I won’t come back unless I know I’m myself again.”
Rondo underwent surgery in February to repair a partially torn ACL and hasn’t played since. He said he was fitted for a brace and is still waiting on the go-ahead to return to full contact activities.
Boston opens its season on October 30 against the Toronto Raptors, which will be played by a Celtics team sans Rondo.
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