Several Former Kentucky Wildcats Dealing with Major Injuries in NBA

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Nov 23, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo leaves the court after defeating the Atlanta Hawks 94-87 at Philips Arena. The Celtics won 94-87. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

 

The NBA season for several former Kentucky Wildcats has hit a bump in the road due to injuries. The biggest one is that of Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, who is still rehabbing from ACL surgery after tearing the ligament nearly 12 months ago.

The latest report from the Boston Globe suggests he’s close to making his 2013-14 NBA debut:

The Celtics view Rondo, who has never before had a major knee injury, as the future of the franchise, so they have been extremely cautious. He, too, has been cautious, and neither party is about to change their approach.

The next step in his long road back is to head to Florida in the next 10-14 days to meet with Dr. James Andrews.

“It has nothing to do with Rondo’s health and it’s not like a final straw or anything,” said Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. “It’s just a checkup that they’ve scheduled for the beginning of December. It’s been on the calendar for a while.

It’s unclear what the timeline will be, but it figures that Rondo could still be several weeks — perhaps longer — away from playing.”

 

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