A source confirmed that Rondo could miss a month after he has surgery on his shooting hand for a second time this season. The team said on Wednesday that Rondo has suffered a Grade 3 sprain to his right ring finger and that his status will be updated today.
The Athletic first reported that Rondo will have surgery on the hand again. Rondo injured his hand during the Lakers’ 127-101 win over the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day.
The Lakers are already without LeBron James, who injured his groin against the Warriors. Sources told ESPN that James’ groin strain is significant and the Lakers are preparing for him to miss several games. The Lakers lost their first game without Rondo and James on Thursday night, falling 117-116 to the Kings.
Rondo had just returned Dec. 21 after missing the previous 17 games following surgery to repair a fractured third metacarpal in his right hand.
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