The Boston Celtics have been dealt a glimmer of hope in the first round series against the Chicago Bulls, as news has come out that Rajon Rondo will be missing the foreseeable future thanks to a fractured right thumb, which was injured during the third quarter of Game 2. He is in a cast and is out indefinitely.
According to the Bulls, he will not need surgery but the injury seems pretty serious and his comeback will depend on how deep they make it in the playoffs. If at all.
Rondo has been a crucial part in their 2-0 series lead and the news will certainly impact the Bulls roster, as he’s been averaging 11.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 10 assists this series and almost got a triple double in the last game (he was one rebound shy). Eighth seeded Chicago got a flash of his former brilliance but now will have to depend on their young role players to carry more of a load.
Jerian Grant is now taking over the starting role for Game 3 tonight.
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