Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo went down in the second team practice last Sunday with a fractured right thumb. Now, a team that already lost one guard in Avery Bradley, loses another.
Not all news is bad, according to Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, he expects Rondo back for the playoffs. If you think about it, Rondo’s injury is going to require surgery that would put him out anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks, his return fits in somewhere between the first or second rounds of the playoffs.
“We’re very confident that he’ll be able to get back and be a major factor for us in our playoff run.” – said Frank vogel
If Vogel’s hopes end up coming true, the Lakers will get back a key player for their playoff run. It would improve the Lakers’ chances for a championship just with Rondo back on the team. Too many injuries have already plagued this lineup.
One thing that bothers me is that when a player gets hurt, the team isn’t allowed to bring in a replacement player per “NBA rules.” So what that means is that someone from the active roster has to fill Rondo’s shoes. In the case with Avery Bradley, he opted out, hence why the Lakers brought in JR Smith.
With Rondo on the team, L.A. is 14-1 when he scores more than 10 points in a game. Sooooo, yeah… Get Better Rondo!