The Celtics were dealt a crushing blow Sunday when they learned that their All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo has a torn right ACL and will not play again this season.
The team announced the injury during the team’s game against Miami. The Celtics said a date for Rondo to undergo surgery has not yet been determined.
Rondo got an MRI on his right knee Sunday after sustaining an injury to it on Friday during the Celtics’ double-overtime loss at Atlanta. It was previously thought that his knee might have been hyper-extended, but the MRI appears to have shown otherwise.
Rondo, who was selected to start in the All-Star Game for the Eastern Conference, was averaging 13.7 points and 11.1 assists. With him out, the Celtics’ chances of hanging onto the No. 8 and final playoff spot in the East look a lot slimmer.