The Boston Celtics‘ season essentially went down the drain together with Rajon Rondo, when the All-Star point guard tore his ACL and was done for the season. Many have speculated as to when Rondo might return, with teammates saying that he might be back around December, while others think he could be ready as early as opening night. As for the newly appointed head coach Brad Stevens, he doesn’t have any kind of timetable for Rondo.
“I have never heard a timeline from him and the latest that I’ve heard from our medical staff is that he’s progressing well,” Stevens said at TPC Boston during the Deutsche Bank pro-am on Thursday. “Our staff has spent a little bit of time with him off site here as well as we followed up on his rehab when he’s been away.
“He will be back in town soon. He’s working. I know that for a fact. He’s working hard to get back as soon as he can and I’m sure he will.”
The Celtics will be going into a season full of struggle, following offseason moves that shipped the likes of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry out of town. As such, Rondo remains as the only superstar on the roster and is expected to either be used as trade bait or as the piece the Celtics will build around.