Jan 23, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) takes the ball down the court in the first quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Celtics' Point Guard Rondo suffers torn ACL, done for season

Boston Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo has suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and is almost assuredly done for the season.

Rondo suffered the injury Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks, but the injury was deemed a hyper-extended knee and his availability for today’s game against the Miami Heat was rendered a game-time decision.

When Rondo couldn’t go after warm-ups prior to the game, he was sent for an MRI where the tear was diagnosed.

Rondo continued to play with the injury on Friday night, posting his NBA leading fifth triple-double of the season in the Celtic’s double overtime loss.

The loss of Rondo is particularly distressing for a Celtics’ squad that has problems creating shot opportunities without Rondo on the floor, so now it up to Courtney Lee as Rondo’s backup to start producing starters’ numbers.

Lee has filled in admirably on the few occasions that Rondo has been out this season, so the potential is there and a body of work, albeit a small body of work, does exist for optimism.

More on this story as information becomes available.

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