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Rajon Rondo to reportedly undergo another hand surgery, miss a month

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo cannot seem to keep his shooting hand healthy this season, and the latest injury the Los Angeles Lakers point guard suffered is going to force him to sit out for an extended period again.

Rondo returned to the Lakers’ lineup on Dec. 21 after he underwent surgery to repair a fractured bone in his right hand and missed 17 games. However, he was ruled out of Thursday’s game after suffering a sprained finger on the same hand during L.A.’s win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Rondo will need another surgery on his hand and is expected to be out a month.

Injuries have limited Rondo to just 14 games this season, and he is averaging 8.4 points, 6.7 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. He may have overstepped his bounds a bit while trying to take on a coaching role during his recovery from the first surgery, but that may be the only way he will be able to help the team again for a while.

With LeBron James already expected to miss multiple games because of a groin injury, injuries are piling up for the Lakers.

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