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Report: Rajon Rondo unlikely to be ready for start of season

Sep 15, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

Rajon Rondo AP

We’re going to be hearing plenty of updates and non-updates about when exactly Rajon Rondo will be ready to return to the Celtics lineup, even though this season is likely to involve more losing than winning in Boston.

Consider this latest report of the non-update variety, but Celtics fans will find it of interest nonetheless.

From A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England:

Shortly after Rondo’s injury, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge stated that Rondo would be back for the start of the season.

While there hasn’t been a delay in his recovery, Rondo’s timetable looks more and more like he will miss all of the preseason as well as some regular season games.

Stevens said no timetable has been set for Rondo’s return, adding that he had not inquired about Rondo’s return in the past couple of weeks.

Here’s the thing: We all want to see Rondo back on the court as soon as he’s ready, because he plays the game at an All-Star level and he’s exciting to watch.

No one knows when that will be, however, and the Celtics (wisely) don’t seem like they’re going to press the issue. But that won’t stop the reports, updates, and estimations from continuing to trickle in until Rondo’s return date has been finalized.

  1. mattbarkley123 - Sep 15, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    good. sit him the whole year, then draft wiggins 1st overall!

  2. hdsnake867 - Sep 15, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Not to worry people. This is a non story. Derrick Rose took the whole season off. If Rondo misses a few games or even a month, so what? This is the season to take it easy on his return because what’s the difference if the Celtics lose a few more games? Its not like we’re going to the Finals next June.

  3. bigdaddy44 - Sep 15, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Rajon, take your time. Make sure you are 100%. There is no sense in risking the lottery pick, er , I mean your career.

  4. boltsup - Sep 15, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Take the year off…

  5. jhuck92 - Sep 16, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Danny Ainge blew up the roster after Rondo blew out his knee, so I don’t think he’s in any rush to play with Kris Humphries.

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