Rajon Rondo has a fractured third metacarpal bone. (USATSI)

Rajon Rondo has a fractured third metacarpal bone. (USATSI)

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, who had surgery on his broken right hand last Friday, said that he won’t rule out returning by opening night, via CSNNE:

“Hopefully I won’t miss any games this year,” Rondo said in an exclusive interview with CSNNE’s Mike Gorman. “Lord willing I heal correctly and I’ll be back in no time.

“They’re telling me 6-to-8 [weeks]. But that means nothing to me.”

Gorman then asked if Rondo would be a possibility for Opening Night at the end of October.

“Always,” Rondo said.

“I’m sure they’re going to be very cautious and Danny [Ainge, Celtics President of Basketball Operations] already said it. When I’m ready, like I said this isn’t my knee this is a finger.”

Yeah, that sounds like Rondo. Before his knee issues, he was known for his durability and playing through absolutely everything. Remember when he wouldn’t let a dislocated elbow sideline him in the playoffs against Miami?

Rondo had his arm in a sling when he talked to reporters at media day, and the Celtics don’t really have a good reason to rush him back. If it’s up to him, though, he’ll be on the court as soon as humanly possible.


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