Celtics PG Rajon Rondo undergoes surgery to repair broken hand

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo underwent surgery on Friday to repair a broken hand. He is reportedly expected to miss six weeks because of the injury.
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Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo underwent surgery on Friday to repair a broken hand, the team announced in a news release.

Rondo suffered the injury when he fell at his home on Thursday night and is expected to miss six to eight weeks, according to the release.

Rondo has played only 68 games over the past two seasons due a torn ACL suffered in January 2013. He has been rumored as a potential trade chip but has denied asking the team to be traded.

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Rondo, 28, has averaged 11.1 points and 8.4 assists over eight seasons with the Celtics. Last season he posted averages of 11.7 points and 9.8 assists.

The Celtics, which went 25-57 and missed the playoffs in 2013-14, open the upcoming season Oct. 29 against the Brooklyn Nets.

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