On January 25th, 2013, Rajon Rondo tore his ACL in a game against the Atlanta Hawks.
It’s been a little under a year since that day, which means that his return should around the corner based on the normal recovery time, as long as, you know, the Celtics aren’t in his ear, telling him to take the rest of the season off for tanking purposes.
But we can assume that they aren’t because reports have been swirling around the internet over the last seven days that the All-Star point guard could be making his long awaited return on Friday, when the Lakers come to town. If you ask me, that’s a pretty good game to come back in because who’s going to guard him? Kendall Marshall? Jodie Meeks? Nick Young?! Exactly. He’d have a field day in the limited minutes he’s likely to play in his first game back.
Naturally, nobody will confirm that Rondo will be playing in that game and chances are, we’ll have to wait until the eleventh hour to find out. But all the signs are pointing towards him suiting up because last night, he Tweeted out this somewhat cryptic message:
— Rajon Rondo (@RajonRondo) January 14, 2014
29,233,380 seconds works out to be 8120.3 hours. 8120.3 hours works out to be 333.8.3 days, which is just under a year. And since he had his surgery…330 days ago today, that could mean that he is, in fact, playing on Friday.
Oh, Rondo. You math whizz, you. Now, can someone please confirm that Rondo isn’t just being a big tease?