Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo out for 6-8 weeks with fractured thumb

The Los Angeles Lakers lead the Western Conference standings as teams head into the NBA restart, and they'll have to adjust the planning yet again. Late Sunday, ESPN's Dave McMenamin and Malika Andrews were first to report that guard Rajon Rondo suffered a 'significant' hand injury during practice.

The Lakers subsequently announced Rondo had fractured his right thumb and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks following surgery, which will take place later in the week.

MORE: NBA restart free-agency tracker

In 48 games this season, mostly off the bench, the 14th-year veteran has averaged 7.1 points, 5.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds.

The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA or its clubs.

More from NBA.com

Jokic-Young-NBA-Players-of-the-Week-01242022-NBA
Jokic, Young named Players of the Week
NBA.com Staff
Rudy-Gobert-01242022-Getty-FTR
Gobert (calf) out vs. Suns
Gilbert McGregor
Antetokounmpo-Booker-Morant-012242022-NBAE-Getty-FTR
Power Rankings: Who has impressed most in the season's first half?
Kyle Irving
NBATVScheduleFTR
What channel are tonight's games on?
NBA.com Staff
Jayson-Tatum-01232022-NBAE-Getty-FTR
Tatum erupts for 51 to break out of slump
Gilbert McGregor
Vinsanity Scale
Vinsanity Scale: Grading Jalen Suggs' poster jam
Benyam Kidane
More News