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Source: Rajon Rondo suffers broken hand, has surgery


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Update from the Celtics.

Rondo Undergoes Successful Surgery | Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics announced today that guard Rajon Rondo underwent successful surgical fixation of a left metacarpal fracture this morning at New England Baptist Hospital. The injury was a result of a fall at his home last night. The surgery was performed by Dr. Hervey Kimball and Celtics Team Physician Dr. Brian McKeon. Estimated timetable for return is six to eight weeks.

Believe it or not, some are already questioning the cause of the injury.

Rapid reaction: Rondo's broken hand - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Sources told's Jeff Goodman that Rondo informed the team he suffered the hand injury during a slip in the shower Thursday evening. Fair or not, skeptics will question that story and the exact cause of the injury.

(exaggerated sigh)

Interesting note on that (hat tip Abby Chin):

More weird stuff about Rajon Rondo | The Basketball Jones | Blogs |

Rondo takes five showers on game days, the last one precisely 45 minutes before tip-off, because he does his best thinking in the water. He jumps out to scribble ideas, which can present problems, since he is a germaphobe who hates being barefoot. He keeps three or four pairs of shower shoes in his locker. “I’m a little OCD,” he admits.

Well, about the only good thing I can see developing out of this is more early exposure for Marcus Smart (and Phil Pressey too).  And if you are into ping pong ball watching, I guess there's that too.

I was just getting excited for Media Day and now this.  We'll always have 2008.

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