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Rajon Rondo out for the season with a torn ACL

The Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo.

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The Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo.

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.

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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.

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