Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with thumb injury

Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo has suffered a broken right thumb and will be sidelined indefinitely, the National Basketball Association club announced Friday, April 21 in a major setback to their playoff hopes.

The 2017 NBA Playoffs first round matchup between the Eastern Conference's first-seed, Boston Celtics and eighth-seed, Chicago Bulls continued on Tuesday night.

Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a broken right thumb. There is good news for the Bulls when it comes to Rondo since he is reportedly planning to stay in Chicago.

After two losses in the opening two games of the first-round series versus the Chicago Bulls, the Boston Celtics really needed a win.

Rondo played a huge role in those victories, especially in game two when he had a near triple-double compiling 11 points, 14 assists, nine rebounds and five steals. Barely. Game 1 went over the total by a single points and Game 2 went over the total by 1.5 points. And we've got to go help each other rebound. Brad Stevens' adjustment to Rondo's playmaking will dictate how the series goes.

It's just the second season of Green's career in which he did not start a game during the regular season, with the last coming in 2007-08, when he appeared with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets. He's also played just six total minutes in this series, including zero in Game 2. "I just try to lock in and.do what I can for my team".

While Rondo's expected to be out for the rest of the first round, he'll be re-evaluated in seven to 10 days. During the first half of Game 2, Boston still had a total of ten offensive boards missed, which was one of the reasons why the Bulls had a double-digit lead at the end of the second quarter. "As I told him, "Way to run your team".

In short, Jimmy Butler's team has been much more effective with Rondo in the lineup over the small sample of the playoffs and it will be up to the likes of Michael Carter-Williams and Jerian Grant to take over the mantle at point guard. "And when your point guard, your leader is prepared, we're all prepared".

Humming with two upset road wins over the top-seeded Celtics to start the series that were engineered by Rondo, the Bulls face one of their biggest challenges yet in a trying season.

  • Julie Sanders