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Rondo's Status Uncertain

Marc Spears reports:

How point guard Rajon Rondo's back feels this morning will likely determine whether he will play tonight against the Washington Wizards.

Rondo left the Celtics' 86-77 win over the Nets last night after injuring his back in the second quarter. He fell hard following his foul on Richard Jefferson, landing on a dip where the hardwood playing floor and the floor for the fans meet. Rondo finished 4 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist in 22 minutes.

Rondo said he would take painkillers after the game but had no plans to see a physician. If Rondo does not start tonight, coach Doc Rivers said Tony Allen would likely take his place.

"I don't know yet [about Washington]," Rondo said. "I tried to play for two possessions but there was sharp pain and I couldn't do it."

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