Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo suffered a fractured thumb during the team’s practice in Orlando. According to Dave McMenamin from ESPN, Rondo will undergo surgery and will be out between 6 to 8 weeks before returning to full basketball activities.
The Lakers say Rondo fractured his right thumb. He will undergo surgery and is expected to return to full basketball activities in six to eight weeks. https://t.co/589H5uWYYd
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 13, 2020
Rondo has a previous history with hand injuries. During the 2018-19 season, he missed time on two separate occasions. He first broke his third metacarpal in his right hand and needed surgery to repair the injury. Later, 3 games after returning, he underwent surgery again for a finger sprain in the same hand.
The Lakers are already without their starting point guard in Avery Bradley, who decided not to attend due to his family health, and now have lost one of their key players coming off the bench.
During this season, Rondo has played in 48 games for the Lakers and started in three of those and has averaged 7.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in 20.5 minutes per game.