Rajon Rondo Out for the Rest of Season With Torn ACL January 27, 2013 20:03

Bad news hits for Boston Celtics fans, as it has been officially announced that Rajon Rondo has a torn ACL and will be out for the rest of this season. Rondo picked up the injury when he hyperextended his knee on Friday night, in the double-overtime loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

The injury didn't improve after the game, so he was scratched from the line-up for the Miami game today, stating that a hyperextended knee was the issue. The team sent him to the New England Baptist Hospital for a precautionary MRI, where the torn ACL was discovered, confirming Boston's worst fears.

Things are bad enough for the Celtics right now, having lost 6 games in a row, and dropping to 20-23, taking them down to 8th place in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics could well miss the play-offs this year if they don't turn things around, and that task has just gotten ten times harder, with the loss of their starting point guard.

Rondo will definitely miss the rest of this season, but it is not clear whether he will be fit for the start of next season, until he has surgery on his knee.