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 getting closer to making his 2013-14 NBA debut, but it is unlikely to occur in the month of January:
“It might be mid-January, late February, I’m going to come back when the time is right and I get my stamina,” Rondo said after the Celtics’ 106-73 loss to the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday.
He later, “I’m just listening to my body. If my body told me I was 100 percent, I’d be playing now. I’m not.”
The key issue now, as Rondo pointed out multiple times, is his conditioning.
“My endurance is key for me,” he said. “I don’t want to come back and not be fully 100 percent as far as my health and me being in shape as well, because the worst thing is me coming back and not being in shape and have another injury, so I want to make sure I’m in basketball condition.”