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Rajon Rondo has plantar fasciitis. That’s bad.

Nov 6, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

Milwaukee Bucks v Boston Celtics

There are worse words to hear regarding your starting All-Star point guard. “Torn ACL.” “Fractured tibia.” “Turned into Baron Davis.” But right up there is “plantar fasciitis,”  a foot condition that is a remarkably troublesome problem for NBA players. The condition is both sincerely painful to the point of distraction, yet not debilitating to keep a player from not playing. The only way for it to heal is to not walk on it, or run on it, and especially not jump on it. But that’s not really an option for an NBA player, so they’re forced to play through it.

Rajon Rondo will have to play on it. The Boston Herald reports that Rondo has been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. He’s not expected to miss any time.  Tony Parker suffered with the condition last season and had a  clear effect on his jumper. Luckily, Rondo still doesn’t have a reliable jumper to speak of.  But if it worsens, it can impact dribble-hesitation moves, explosiveness, and speed. So far it hasn’t had any impact on Rondo, as he leads the league in assists per game and is second in assist ratio.


  1. fouldwimmerlaik - Nov 7, 2010 at 4:12 AM

    I wonder how long it takes to heal from that condition. I wish Rondo and the Celtics the best on this one. Despite the present standings and record, I still think that the Eastern Conference Finals passes through Boston.

    I’m hoping for another LA-Boston Finals.

    Afterall, if you want to be the best, you got to beat the best.

    Go Lakers! Go Celtics!

  2. spankyomonkey - Nov 7, 2010 at 8:17 AM

    man that is bad s—. any other injury would warrant sitting out to heal … this one is bad. only thing that will heal it is the summer break. dudes gonna have to man up and deal with some serious pain for the rest of the season.

  3. lebronsinsecurity - Nov 7, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    That sucks..Boston isn’t even “my team”, and this sucks.. Rondo has been unreal so far, and someone who’s not even close to an NBA caliber athlete that’s dealt with this, such as myself, knows that this sh*t just lingers around forever, and I didn’t dare try and play basketball during recovery, like he’ll probably do..

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