Boston Celtic’s Rajon Rondo Out for Season, Kobe Bryant Tweets Well Wishes

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is out for the rest of the season due to a torn ACL. The injury happened Friday night when the Celtics lost to the Atlanta Hawks 123-112 in double-overtime. Rondo showed up to Sunday’s game, but was sent to the hospital after complaining about pain during the warm-up. What he originally thought was a hyperextended knee, turned out to be an ACL tear in his right knee tests at the hospital revealed. The Celtics still won Sunday’s big game against the Miami Heat without their star point guard, 100-98 in double-overtime. Despite being relatively new to Twitter, Kobe Bryant took to the social networking site to send “get well” wishes to Rondo.

Celtics head coach Doc Rivers is optimistic that Rondo will be back at the start of next season. Bulls point guard Derrick Rose suffered a similar injury during the end of the 2011-12 NBA season. He tore the ACL in his left knee. That happened last April and he still hasn’t returned to the court. Just sayin.’