Rondo breaks his thumb, will miss 6-8 weeks

By Erik Brown
Jul. 13, 2020

Point guard woes continue for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Veteran guard Rajon Rondo fractured his right thumb during practice on Sunday night and will require surgery that will sideline him for the remainder of the NBA season.

Rondo has a history of injury issues with his right hand as he suffered a fracture in his finger in mid-January of this year. Rondo's veteran leadership and championship experience would have given the Lakers a huge boost as they get ready fro the restart of the NBA season in Orlando.

Los Angeles will already be without combo guard Avery Bradley as he chose to sit out the restart due to concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, so losing Rondo will be significant for the purple and gold. The Lakers signed guard J.R Smith last week and he should be able to fill some of the void at the guard position.

With Rondo and Bradley out fan favorite Alex Caruso will most likely see plenty of time at the point with LeBron James.