Boston Celtics News: Rajon Rondo Says He Is Sitting Out Game 5
Boston Celtics fans know Playoff Rondo, is a very scary Rondo for any opponent. When Rondo went down with a fractured thumb after game 2 many Celtics fans rejoiced given the success Rondo was having in the series against them. But now just days after it looked like Rondo was done for the series it is being reported that he will attempt to play in game 5 according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania.
Rondo was spotted at practice Tuesday dribbling and shooting in a much smaller thumb splint. There’s a chance he’ll play against his former team in the Boston Celtics. Here’s what The Vertical wrote on Rondo.
Around Rondo and the Bulls, there’s belief that the four-time All-Star has a chance to return but a final determination has not been made, league sources said.
Rondo originally received a two-week timetable from doctors on April 21. In two games this postseason, he has averaged 11.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 10 assists and has shot 42.3 percent from the field.
The Bulls are now tied with the Boston Celtics 2-2 in the series after grabbing an initial 2-0 lead. In Rondo’s absence, they’ve rotated in Michael Carter-William, Jerian Grant and Isaiah Canaan in and out of Rondo’s role in the Bulls starting lineup.
For Celtics fans there is a bit of good news though, it was reported on Wednesday morning that Rondo has said he will not play in Game 5, but that remains to be seen because in theory he will try and go out in pregame to see if he can indeed not play. But if his bone is indeed in the same situation as the day he injured it there might actually be a chance Rondo is done for the entire thing.