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Rajon Rondo to get second opinion on knee, may talk with Adrian Peterson

Jan 29, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT

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There are two people that right now are the gold standard when it comes to knees and ACL recovery.

One is Dr. James Andrews, the renowned surgeon who everyone wants to do their knee repair.

The other is Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the poster child for bouncing back from an ACL after he came back in 9 months and rushed for 2,097 yards.

So guess who Rajon Rondo’s agent told A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com he wants to talk to for a second opinion and about recovery for Rondo.

“He (Dr. Andrews) is one that we’re definitely considering,” Rondo’s agent Bill Duffy, told CSNNE.com. “If he’s No. 1, there’s a couple 1As and 1Bs we’re looking at as well.”

Duffy said the second opinion on Rondo’s knee will not be made for at least another four or five days in order to allow the swelling to go down….

In addition, Duffy said they are in the process of setting up meetings with other athletes who have had similar injuries. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is among those that Rondo’s camp hopes to speak with very soon.

It’s the smart move, players should not just trust team doctors (they do work for the team, not the player) if they can afford not to.

By the way, if you’re wondering if Andrews performed Peterson’s surgery, the answer is yes.

Danny Ainge hopes to see Rondo back by the start of training camp. We’ll see. What Rondo needs to do is what’s best for him long term — at age 26 he has a lot of NBA basketball ahead of him if he takes care of this right and does his rehab.

  1. Gordon - Jan 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Needs to get him some deer antler spray.

  2. nawlinsmitty - Jan 30, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    Good one Gordon. I heard that pee works wonders!!!

  3. romoscollarbone - Jan 30, 2013 at 2:35 AM

    Rondo is the future,.I highly doubt if he wants Andrews that the Celts wont pay for it. 30k surgery is nothing to these businesses, especially when it protects an investment on the other end.

  4. nbascreed - Jan 30, 2013 at 5:16 AM

    1. AP is a FREAK! These guys should be careful thinking that they can do the same thing he did. I have no doubt that whichever of his genetics contribute to athleticism and recovery are far superior than 99% of other athletes. Plus he worked LIKE A MADMAN…his tales of rehab are already lore in these parts of the Midwest.

    2. I’m a little disappointed in Ainge saying he’d be back by next training camp. He’s clearly trying to assuage the season ticket holder base in case this year ends badly. I’m thankful in times like these for managers and agents who TRULY do have the players best interest at heart.

    ktgotgame.com

  5. vanmorrissey - Jan 30, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    …..and head on down to Miami for recuperation, I hear they have special ‘stuff’ down there that will help recovery speed.

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