The Return of Rajon Rondo?

Rajon Rondo, point guard of the Boston Celtics, tore his right ACL in a game late last January and had subsequent surgery to repair it in mid February of 2013.  He has been in street clothes on the Celtics’ bench for almost a year now, but a cryptic Tweet from Rondo might be a sign that he is close to returning to action.

29,233,380 seconds works out to be 338 days  which if you count from when Rondo injured his knee, comes out to this Friday.  When pressed about the possibility of Rondo suiting up on January 17th, Coach Brad Stevens would not commit to the idea.

Whenever he makes his triumphant return to the court, it will likely be sooner rather than later and much needed.  Although Jordan Crawford has been a serviceable fill-in this season, he is not a pure point guard.  Crawford averages 3.5 assists/game for his career and that includes a personal best 5.7 this season while Rondo has a career average of 8.3 assists/game.  The Celtics are 3 games back from the final playoff spot so it is conceivable with a healthy Rondo that they can make a run for the playoffs during the second half of the season.