Lakers’ Rajon Rondo injured in NBA Orlando bubble

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo will not be with his teammates when the season resumes. He will be with his teammates, but just not on the court.

On Sunday night, Rondo suffered a significant injury. He suffered a fractured right thumb that will require surgery.

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo goes in for a layup against the Sacramento Kings
Rajon Rondo goes in for a layup against the Sacramento Kings (Getty Images)

The point guard will miss the next six-to-eight weeks. This could potentially mean towards the end of the Lakers season.

The NBA is resuming their season on July 30th. The league has been on hiatus since March 11th due to a positive coronavirus test by Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.

Since then, the league, like much of the country, has been in a lock down due to a infectious virus that is a mysterious virus that is still spreading in certain states. Florida, where the NBA bubble is, had 15,000 new coronavirus cases recently.

When the league resumes, the Lakers will play the Clippers at The Arena on TNT at 9 pm on July 30th. The Lakers will be one of four teams to kick off the resumed schedule on TNT.

Rondo backed up LeBron James, who is the starting point guard for the Lakers. Now, with the veteran missing time, the team will have to rely on Alex Caruso, Quin Cook, and Dion Waiters to pick up the playing time that has been lost.

Rondo — who has played more than a decade in the league — appeared in 48 games, including three starts this season. He averaged 7.1 points per game with 3.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 0.8 steals in 20.5 minutes per game.

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