Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a broken right thumb, just when everything seemed to be going well for the Chicago Bulls.
The team announced the injury on Friday, hours before the Bulls host the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Chicago won the first two games in Boston and is trying to become just the sixth No. 8 seed to knock off a No. 1. Being without the veteran guard certainly doesn’t help.
“Rondo obviously has been unbelievable in the two wins we had in Boston,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “So to get the news we got last night obviously was very difficult.”
Hoiberg said Rondo was injured swiping for the ball in the third quarter of Game 2. He either hit the ball or Boston center Kelly Olynyk’s elbow, but stayed in the game. He was a limited participant in practice on Thursday.
X-rays confirmed the fracture, and surgery is not required. Hoiberg said Rondo — also…
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