• Rajon Rondo unlikely to return by Celtics' season opener

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Sep 24, 2013
    Danny Ainge said he would be "shocked" if Celtics' All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo is healthy enough to play by the team's Oct. "Ive told from day one, 'Come back when youre ready,'" Stevens said. Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he'd be "shocked" if Rajon Rondo was ready for the start of the regular season Oct. Rondo will be at training camp, watching and helping the younger players while also doing rehab. Ainge hinted in a radio interview at a potential December return for Rondo. During an appearance on Boston sports radio 98.5 the SportsHub before the Shamrock Foundation's sixth Teeing up For Kids Golf Tournament at Wollaston Golf Club, Ainge guessed that Rondo might return in early December, but he stressed later that there is no firm timeline. "We've just seen examples of why we shouldn't give dates of expected return," said Ainge, likely with a nod toward two recent high-profile ACL rehabs in Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose.

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