Report: Rajon Rondo could miss a month with sports hernia injury
The New Orleans Pelicans’ atrocious injury luck is continuing into 2017-18.
Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said on Sunday that Rajon Rondo, who just signed with the team earlier this offseason, has a sports hernia injury and will be seeing a specialist, per team radio producer Daniel Sallerson.
.@PelicansNBA Head Coach Alvin Gentry says Rajon Rondo has a sports hernia. He will see a specialist tomorrow.
— Daniel Sallerson (@dsallerson) October 8, 2017
Scott Kushner of the New Orleans Advocate adds that initial estimates are that the former All-Star guard will be sidelined for roughly a month.
More information will be available after Rondo visits specialists Monday, but sources say initial expectation is he'll miss around a month.
— Scott Kushner (@ScottDKushner) October 8, 2017
Rondo, who averaged 7.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game for the Chicago Bulls last season, seemed like a fairly strong fit in New Orleans, particularly with one notable Pelican that he previously played with. But now it looks like the team will once again have to rely on Jrue Holiday as their main backcourt distributor, at least for the first few weeks of the new season.
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