The Boston Celtics announced Friday that point guard Rajon Rondo suffered a broken bone in his left hand after falling at his home Thursday night.
Rondo underwent successful surgical fixation of a left metacarpal fracture Friday morning at New England Baptist Hospital. He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with the injury, according to the team.
Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com provided more specifics on how Rondo suffered the injury.
Rajon Rondo told Celtics he broke his hand slipping in the shower, source told ESPN. Broke one bone in back of his hand. Out 6-8 weeks.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) September 26, 2014
The Celtics regular season begins on October 29th so it’s likely Rondo will miss anywhere between 10-15 games with the injury, if he returns within the expected timetable.
The injury has to be considered a disappointing setback for the point guard, who was expected to enter this season with a clean bill of health for the first time in nearly two years, after spending the majority of last season recovering from ACL surgery. Boston’s captain is currently in the final year of a five-year $55 million contract this season.
Rondo is expected to address reporters at Celtics’ media day Monday afternoon at the team’s practice facility in Waltham.