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Celtics guard Rajon Rondo on return: Won’t come back 'unless I know I’m myself again'

Celtics guard Rajon Rondo said he hopes to play in the season opener, but it's unlikely. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Rajon Rondo declared that he would never play for the Miami Heat. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo said he doesn't know when he will return to action and said his injured right knee is about "87 percent."

Rondo made the comments after Boston's final preseason game, a 101-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

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Rondo underwent surgery in February to repair a partially torn ACL and hasn't played since. He said he was fitted for a brace and hopes to be allowed to return to full contact activities.

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The Celtics open the regular season on October 30 with a road game against the Toronto Raptors.

"I'm feeling great, working out everyday. I’m able to do more as far as compound workouts, versus me just doing one workout per day," Rondo said, according to "I’m doing more on my leg and I’m able to handle it. It’s getting better, getting stronger every day." "I’ll know when it’s right," said Rondo. "Everybody is different, each injury is different... For me, when I come back, I won’t come back unless I know I’m myself again."