Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics has been out of action for more than a full season, and his awaited comeback after ACL injury will be delayed even further as he got injured-a month before the actual season starts.
Rajon Rondo broke his left hand in a non-sport related accident.
It’s sad and embarrassing at the same time.
ESPN Boston caught up with the beleaguered former All-Star: “Am I under investigation? Certain falls happen and you slip, and I slipped and tried to catch my hand.
It wasn’t like a banana [peel] slip.
I actually almost caught myself.
I landed on my knuckle on the windowsill in my home.
That’s what happened.” However, there were some allegations that he was seen visiting a trampoline park with his kids.
There were some doubts that this might be the actual cause of the injury.
Rondo vehemently denies this: “I didn’t jump that day.
I just let my kids play and run off some steam.
It was a school night, so I wanted to go about 45 minutes.
People were really nice there; they let me in for free — that was good.” “That night, I went home and that’s when the incident happened.
It didn’t happen at all at the trampoline place.” Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge refuses to push the issue any further: “We’re not investigators.” “What makes this story even more unique was, this summer, I was in Vegas and I was staying at the Wynn hotel.
I came out of the shower and slipped and smashed my head.
I had to go to the emergency room and get my head glued.
I spent the night at the emergency room.
I guess it’s not so shocking to me that that’s possible.
“Talking to our medical staff, it’s an injury that does happen when you land.
It’s not like a hitting injury, or a hitting a wall injury, or something like that.
It’s an injury that usually happens in the third metacarpal.
I wasn’t certain it was exactly what happened, but I went to visit with Rondo at his home the other day.
I had no reason to not believe Rajon.” Professional athletes are paid millions.
In Rondo’s case, he’s being paid $ 12 million even without playing.
They are obliged to keep themselves in playing condition as much as they can.
The Celtics do not doubt that their athlete fulfilled that-and that’s the end of it.