Danny Ainge tells Globe Rondo underwent ACL surgery Tues Performed by James Andrews. Ainge says Rondo suffered no other knee damage #celtics
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) February 13, 2013
I know the mere mention of “Dr. James Andrews” with the name of a player on your team is enough to bring chills, it’s because he’s the best of the best. And the fact that he only suffered a partial tear and no other damage is the best of a bad situation. It should significantly reduce his recovery time.
Ainge added that Rondo is especially infatuated with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who tore his left ACL in December of 2011, and had Andrews operate Dec. 30 with a patellar tendon graft, then returned to the field less than 10 months later. Peterson finished this past season just nine yards short of the NFL’s single-season rushing record.
“And you know Rondo: He’s going to want to come back faster than anybody who’s ever returned,” Ainge said.
There’s no rush there, Rondo. If you’re not coming back for the playoffs, then don’t rush it.