NBA: Lakers' Rondo suffers thumb injury


Posted at Jul 13 2020 01:33 PM

Lakers guard Rajon Rondo is out for at least six weeks with a thumb injury. Photo courtesy of the Lakers on Twitter (@Lakers)

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo has suffered a fracture to his right thumb, the team announced.

The 13-year veteran is expected to miss six to eight weeks, as he will undergo surgery later this week. 

He is averaging 7.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game in what is his second season with the Lakers. The 34-year-old Rondo usually comes off the bench to serve as back-up point guard to LeBron James.

The injury occurred during the Lakers' practice on Sunday night at the Walt Disney World Complex in Orlando, Florida, where NBA teams are in a "bubble" ahead of the restart of the season.

The Lakers are already without starting guard Avery Bradley, who decided not to play in the restart due to COVID-19 concerns. 

The Lakers lead the Western Conference with a 49-14 win-loss record.

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