Rajon Rondo Undergoes another Surgery, Will Be Out for More Than a Month

Rajon Rondo with the Chicago Bulls in 2017. Photo by Stephen Lew/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (8587733q)

It seems like Los Angeles Lakers’ guard Rajon Rondo can’t catch a break this season. After undergoing surgery in November and missing out 17 games, the 32-year-old now had to have another one after tearing finger ligaments. Both operations were on his shooting hand.

According to the statement issued by the Lakers, Rondo suffered the injury during Christmas game against the Golden State Warriors and underwent surgery on Friday. It is expected that he will miss out four to five weeks. 

Rajon Rondo’s injury came at a bad time for the Lakers, who will also be without their main start LeBron James for some time. He suffered a groin injury against the Warriors, and the team is expecting him to miss several games. The Thursday night’s game against the Sacramento Kings showed how troublesome Rondo’s and James’ absence really is since the Los Angeles ended up losing the game 117-116 with their young stars Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram failing to step up when the match was at the line.

When healthy, Rajon Rondo was a valuable member of the Los Angeles Lakers team this season. He played a total of 14 games, averaging 8.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.0 steals per game.