The former Kentucky Wildcats star has been great in Chicago’s first-round series with the Celtics, but he injured his right hand in Game 2 at Boston on Tuesday night. Chicago just announced that Rondo underwent a subsequent exam and x-rays that confirmed a thumb fracture.
The good news for Rondo is that surgery will not be required for this injury, but he is still out indefinitely. The veteran point guard has been pivotal in helping Chicago take a commanding 2-0 lead in this series with both wins coming in Boston, who earned the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed, but the 8th-seeded Bulls are on the verge of a massive upset after winning the first two games.
In two games against the Celtics, Rondo is averaging 11.5 points, 10 assists, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals. He struggled for a good part of his first year with the Bulls, but since he returned to the starting lineup in March 13, Rondo has helped guide Chicago to the final playoff spot in the East, and he had them on the brink of a huge upset over the Celtics.