Arroyo: Rondo expected to play

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WALTHAM — Rajon Rondo was on the court shooting free throws when the media was allowed into the Celtics’ Monday morning shootaround. As soon as he saw the rush, Rondo headed for the off-limits area of the practice facility and left some level of mystery as to whether he will play tonight against the Miami Heat. Rondo dislocated his left elbow in the third quarter of Game 3 but miraculously returned to play the entire fourth quarter.

Teammate Carlos Arroyo, who might be activated to add point guard depth, said that Rondo did take part in the walkthrough.


“I know he’s ready; he wants to play; he wants to win,” Arroyo said. “Yeah (the elbow) still bothers him and he’s sore. It’s was a huge injury. But I know he’s ready. He’s ready to go.”

Delonte West, who injured the back of his left shoulder in Game 3, also participated and should play. Arroyo said he hasn’t spoken with coach Doc Rivers about whether he will be placed on the active roster.

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