Rajon Rondo To Get Hand Surgery
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo will undergo surgery to repair the fractured third metacarpal in his right hand, ESPN Reports. Expected to go into theatre on Friday, the injury was caused on Wednesday during the Lakers game against Portland. Rondo is expected to miss between three and five weeks of play as he recovers.
"We have to shake it off," Lakers head coach Luke Walton. "Of course you're always aware of the reality of what's going on. We don't act like it didn't happen, but we acknowledge it and we move forward. As a group, we'll figure out what rotations are working the best, who's handling certain responsibilities [and] giving our team the best shot of winning. It'll be a work in progress. Obviously, we can't replace what Rondo does for our team and how important he is to our team, but we're not gonna make excuses."
Time will tell how the Lakers will function without Rondo in the coming weeks.