Lakers News: Rajon Rondo Will Undergo Surgery On Broken Right Hand
Rajon Rondo
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Rajon Rondo will undergo surgery within the next 24 hours and more information will be provided at that time, the Los Angeles Lakers announced.

While the Lakers extended their season-best winning streak to four games, it came at a significant cost as Rondo suffered a fractured third metacarpal in his right hand. It’s believed he sustained the injury on a steal in the fourth quarter.

Rondo immediately began flexing his right hand as he pushed the ball up the court but otherwise didn’t show any signs for concern. He remained on the floor for three more minutes before being replaced by Josh Hart.

Upon revealing the injury, Lakers head coach Luke Walton estimated Rondo would miss “at least a few weeks.” The 32-year-old did not speak with reporters following the win, and underwent additional testing on Thursday.

Rondo was among the veterans signed to a one-year contract this summer. While the initial belief was that he was solely to back up and mentor Lonzo Ball, the veteran point guard was given an opportunity to compete for a starting role.

Rondo began the season as a starter, in large part due to Ball still recovering from offseason knee surgery. But that lasted all of two games. Rondo was suspended three games for his role in a fight with Chris Paul, and came off the bench upon returning.

You May Also Like

NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving Believes LeBron James Leaked Trade Request

This year’s NBA offseason has been full of captivating rumors, but the latest involving Kyrie Irving requesting a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers just may be the most shocking…

Luke Walton ‘Very Happy’ With What Tyson Chandler Has Brought To Lakers

Tyson Chandler has only played three games with the Los Angeles Lakers, but veteran center is already paying major dividends. The Lakers are 3-0 since Chandler joined…

Lakers News: Luke Walton Joins Isaiah Thomas And Rajon Rondo In Getting Ejected

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton picked up back-to-back technical fouls and was ejected a couple minutes…

Kobe Bryant Thinks LeBron James Was ‘Maybe’ Caught Off Guard By Expectations Of Lakers Fans

LeBron James’ first season with the Los Angeles Lakers certainly did not go as planned. However, throughout the 2018-19…