Rajon Rondo underwent successful surgery to repair his "torn" ACL this past Tuesday, and there is already talk about him making a quick return. Doc Rivers spoke with the media about Rondo, and joked that he could possibly make a quick return like NFL player Adrian Peterson. Rondo chose to have his knee operated on by the same surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, that worked on Peterson's knee as well. Through Peterson's rehab and recovery, he made it back to the field healthy and ready to play in a very short time. Rivers would definitely like Rondo to have the same luck.
Excerpt from Forsberg's post on this topic:
With Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo quietly expressing a desire to mimic the lightning-fast ACL-tear recovery that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson displayed, Boston coach Doc Rivers was asked if he'd try to temper Rondo's expectations for how quickly he can return to the floor.
"No, I want him to rush it. I want him to be exactly like Adrian Peterson," Rivers said, only half-joking. "That doesn't mean you're going to make it back [that fast], but I think it's a good thing and a goal to have."
Obviously, there is no need for any player to rush back from injury if their bodies don't feel 100% (110% in Derrick Rose's case), but there has been talk of Rondo possibly returning from his knee injury later on this season. Back in 2009 Kevin Garnett tried to make a return from his non-contact knee injury, but didn't succeed and had to sit out until the next season tipped off. Just witnessing KG's failed return, I think Rondo should recover properly and make his return when the 2013-2014 season tips off if his body isn't ready.
ᴘᴇᴀɴᴜᴛ ʙᴜᴛᴛᴇʀ ʙ. 2/15/2013 12:44:00 PM Tweet