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Rajon Rondo still hasn't met with Dr. James Andrews to get cleared to return to game action.
Rondo was originally scheduled to meet with Dr. Andrews between Dec. 7 and Dec. 10, but that timeline has turned into "this month" according to Rondo. "I haven't practiced or anything so it's hard to say. 1-on-1 is different from actually going through picks and hitting the floor or playing 5-on-5, getting back in transition, making the quick moves without thinking about it. I haven't done any of that." With the latest news about Rondo's meeting with Dr. Andrews and his quotes about practicing, it's sounding like Jordan Crawford owners can breathe a sigh of relief until at least the New Year.
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Rajon Rondo (ACL surgery) has pushed back his meeting with Dr. James Andrews.
"I might see him during my holidays," Rondo said. The Celtics have a break between Dec. 22 and Dec. 26, and that may be the time period Rondo is referring to. The vagueness of his response is not encouraging. Dr. Andrews was initially expected to check on Rondo's recovery process between Dec. 7 and Dec. 10. That was pushed back to between Dec. 15 and 19. The latest delay indicates Rondo will continue to sit through the New Year. Jordan Crawford will continue to start in his place.
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Rajon Rondo (ACL surgery) will miss at least the next few weeks, according to Celtics GM Danny Ainge.
"I don't think he's close," Ainge said. "I don't think it's gonna happen in the next few weeks. We're not on pins and needles about it. We're being very cautious with Rondo. He's still got a little bit of a limp. He needs to get his strength back." This isn't a huge surprise as Rondo was set to met with Dr. James Andrews in 10-14 days, but it's starting to look like we won't see Rondo return to game action before the calendar turns to 2014. In the meantime, Jordan Crawford's owners can continue to enjoy another month of surprising production from the 25-year-old.
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Rajon Rondo (ACL) has not yet been cleared for full-contact practice.
He added that his rehab is "going fine" and he's expected to meet with doctors early next week, which could bring the long-awaited clearance for full activity. He's been targeting a return in December but won't return until he's totally confident both physically and mentally.
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A league source is reporting that Rajon Rondo (knee) has been cleared to return to practice.
According to the same league source, the decision as to when he returns to full practice rests in the hands of Rondo, himself. Rondo has been practicing in a limited capacity, so this is great news for Rondo's owners who have been patiently waiting for the assist machine. While a timetable for his return date is still unclear, Rondo had been targeting a December return, so the buy-low window is closing by the day.
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Rajon Rondo was limited during Monday's practice and he remains without a return date.
There was some initial optimism because he was on the court with a brace, but Brad Stevens said that he only went through "some practice" and the waiting game continues for fantasy owners. That said, it seems more and more plausible that we'll see Rondo back in action by the end of December.
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Rajon Rondo is expected to meet with Dr. James Andrews between Dec. 7-10, in the hopes that he'll be medically cleared for full contact.
Danny Ainge suggested that Rondo will return "a week [or] two weeks" after he gets clearance, so mid- to late-December seems like a realistic timetable.
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The Celtics were abuzz with positivity about Rajon Rondo (ACL) after Tuesday's practice, but he still has no clear return date.
Rondo's teammates have been raving about how he looks in warmups and 1-on-1 sessions, and he continues to participate in 5-on-0 drills. Nevertheless, Brad Stevens cautioned against too much excitement. "I know he's playing a little bit of 1-on-1 before games, but I'm not out there, so I haven't seen a whole lot that would say he'd be close to ready or whatever the case may be," he said. "I have not gotten any word that we have a timeline that is anytime in the very, very near future."
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Rajon Rondo did some intensive 1-on-1 drills with MarShon Brooks prior to Monday's game and wasn't even wearing a knee brace on his surgically repaired right knee.
Reports are that he looks good and appears to be nearing a return, and Rondo isn't going to let what happened to Derrick Rose stop him from making his comeback as soon as doctors and Rondo agree he's ready. "What's going to happen is going to happen," said Rondo. "It's not like he rushed, so that's what I'm saying. He took a long time, and still things happen." There's still no firm target date for Rondo's debut, but it's starting to feel like it could happen at any time.
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Rajon Rondo (knee) is reportedly nearing 100 percent health, according to Baxter Holmes of the Boston Globe.
There is now a chance he can make his season debut in December, which has really been the soft timetable all along. Rondo was doing some 1-on-1 work with MarShon Brooks before Monday's game and his workload has increased lately, according to coach Brad Stevens. He should be stashed in all leagues while Jordan Crawford owners might want to prepare for his value to take a hit.