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Rondo says his elbow is doing well, thank you very much

Aug 2, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT

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Rajon Rondo was back on a basketball court being swarmed by defenders Tuesday.

It wasn’t exactly the same as the last time we saw him — this time it was the public court at Malcolm X Park in Boston and the defenders were kids who use the park, swarming around their Celtic hero. Last season Red Bull donated $500 for every steal Rondo made to refurbish courts at parks in the city. Rondo’s thefts generated $76,500.

Tuesday he was out for a dedication and talked about a few issues with A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com. Starting with his elbow, which suffered a gruesome injury in the playoff series against the Heat.

“I had a check-up today (Tuesday),” Rondo said. “It’s getting there. It’s still a little swollen, but other than that, no problem. I’ll continue to work on it.”

Rondo added that he’s able to fully extend the arm now, “so right now I’m fine.” He added, “I can play a little bit. Not too much contact. I did three push-ups today. I’m starting back to working out.”

That’s good news. The question is come the fall will Rondo and his elbow be in Boston getting ready for the season or in Kentucky, where he will re-enroll and work towards his degree (and workout with the Wildcats team) if the lockout drags out and games are missed. Like you and me, Rondo isn’t sure how it will all break out, but he’s not optimistic.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Rondo said. “I obviously can’t speak too much on it. It’s quiet right now. So [I] don’t know.”

At least we know Boston youth are getting to play on a nice new court thanks in part to Rondo.

  1. randysavage4ever - Aug 2, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    well he’s no Derrick Rose….

    • bceltics1010 - Aug 3, 2011 at 8:16 AM

      You’re right, he’s better..

      • randysavage4ever - Aug 3, 2011 at 12:00 PM

        hahaha ur funny

        what games are u watching?

        look at rondos team surrounding him and then look at derrick roses team…

        carlos boozer is not better then garnett, keith bogans is not ray allen, and loul deng is not paul pierce

        I really dont like D.Rose that much either, but come on now… lets be real

        as if the rest of the b-ball world doesnt think Rose is better then Rondo

  2. neeciekay - Aug 5, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    I don’t really understand what the comparison to Derrick Rose and Rajon Rondo has to do with this article?? I am a Chicago Native and fan of both D. Rose AND Rajon Rondo. They are both awesome point guards with bright futures, they both have “titles” under their belts (Rondo=championship,Derrick=MVP/Rookie of the year), so why compare apples and oranges you guys? They are both great in their own right. I’m happy that Rondo’s elbow is progressing, that’s what’s important right now. I’m still angry with D. Wade for causing it, so if we are gonna bash someone on here, let’s bash D.Wade for pulling Rondo down AFTER the ball was already out of play!!

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