Little things are starting to trickle out about the team now that the season is over. One of them is a little more detail about Rondo in the trainer's room after dislocating his elbow in Game 3.
Rondo’s dislocated left elbow was added to the medical pantheon this month, and if nothing else, the injury helped to forge his future as the C’s leader-in-waiting once the Big Three eventually scatters to the retirement winds.
“I was in the back room when Rondo had the dislocated elbow, and he was in an amazing amount of pain,” general manager Danny Ainge said Friday. “He was trying to get back out on the court now. He didn’t want to ice it, he didn’t want the X-ray, he just said pop it back in, tape it up and let’s go.
“He was worried about the clock running down on the game, and he was in excruciating pain. It was amazing what he was able to accomplish. He loves to play. No one can question Rajon and his toughness, and his desire to play.”
This kid's toughness is amazing. We never hear about it… but it's obvious he'll do whatever he can to play. A lot of us see a poker-face and we mistake that for being blase about this job… but this kid's got more balls than we give him credit for.
I just hope he doesn't kill himself on the floor. His style of play leads to a lot of contact. I hope he can keep his body in one piece so we don't have to worry about him having five different injuries come playoff time.