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Rondo breaks hand, out for 6-8 weeks: Point guard suffers broken hand in fall in shower at home.
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo jokingly asked if he was under investigation as questions were aimed at him over his recent broken hand.
Rondo appeared at media day sporting a large black sling after he suffered a broken left hand, but he playfully dismissed speculation over how the injury came about.
The 28-year-old is expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks but he is confident that he will be able to return later this season and play a significant role in helping the franchise stay competitive.
Nevertheless, although the official line is that he slipped in his shower at home, there has been speculation over recent days that he may have sustained the injury at a trampoline park earlier this week.
“Am I under investigation?” Rondo joked when asked to detail the injury during the Celtics’ media day.
“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.”
Rondo did concede that he took his children to the trampoline park but insisted that he only joined in on one of the days but didn’t suffer any injuries as a result of it.
President of basketball operations Danny Ainge insisted that the franchise wasn’t investigating the matter as they had no reason to believe that Rondo was lying. While he also said he could relate to the point guard after suffering a similar fate earlier this summer, the medical staff has suggested that the type of injury is typical of a fall.
Meanwhile, Rondo revealed that he was frustrated to an extent, but after recovering from an ACL injury he isn’t too stressed with this latest setback and believes that both he and the Celtics will still be able to enjoy a successful season.