Celtics' Rondo has torn ACL
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo will miss the remainder of the season after tests Sunday revealed a torn ACL in his right knee.
Rondo was hurt during Friday's double-overtime loss at Atlanta and had been receiving treatment for what was originally diagnosed as a hyperextended knee. He was a late scratch for Sunday's game against Miami and was instead sent to a Boston hospital for tests.
The team revealed the severity of the injury Sunday afternoon and said a date for surgery has yet to be determined.
"We'll find someone that's already in our locker room who will step up," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers on how they will succeed without Rondo. "You can write the obituary but I'm not. We're going nowhere."
Rondo, voted an All-Star starter for the Eastern Conference, is averaging 13.7 points and an NBA-best 11.1 assists in 38 games this season.
01/28 00:33:43 ET