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Rondo's Season Ends With Stunning News

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BOSTON -- He thought he had a bum hamstring. On Saturday night, Rajon Rondo was hanging out at his friend Keyon Dooling's house watching TV, playing with the kids, and, as Dooling said, "talking about life."

"He mentioned in passing his leg was hurting," Dooling said. "No big deal."

Rondo never suspected a torn ACL, which he learned Sunday would sideline him for the remainder of the season. According to Boston Celtics officials, the All-Star guard suffered the injury sometime late in the fourth quarter of Friday's loss to Atlanta, but stayed in the game and played through two overtimes in a 123-111 loss. Rondo posted a triple-double (16 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) in that outing, which proved to be his last of the season.

 

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