);
Los Angeles Lakers

Report: Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo to undergo surgery on his right hand

rajon-rondo-122818-ftr-getty.jpg
Rajon Rondo (NBA Getty Images)

It looks like the Los Angeles Lakers will be without Rajon Rondo for quite some time.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the veteran is expected to undergo surgery on his right hand, sidelining him for a month.

Rondo injured his hand in the Lakers' 127-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day. He was instrumental in Los Angeles holding onto the win without LeBron James, as he scored 13 points and dished out five assists in the final 20 minutes of the game.

MORE: Takeaways from the Lakers' win over the Warriors

Prior to the Lakers' loss to the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, head coach Luke Walton said they were taking Rondo's injury "day by day."

"It all depends on how he can handle that pain," Walton told ESPN. "So we're kind of just taking it day by day right now to see where he wants to go with it, see how bad that hand is hurting. But he could be out for a while or he could be out for a couple days. It all just depends."

Rondo is averaging 8.4 points, 6.7 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game for the Lakers this season.

More from NBA.com

#Jordan #Drexler
OTD: MJ's Shrug game in 1992
Yash Matange
RaptorsPodtable
🎙Raptors Podcast: Most clutch team in Raptors history
NBA.com Staff
Magic, LeBron, and MJ
How NBA legends performed in playoff debuts
Yash Matange
getimage.ashx-112.jpeg
NBA Soundsystem LIVE: Debating All-NBA Teams
NBA.com Staff
Zion Williamson
The best of Zion so far
NBA.com Staff
Zion Williamson has much to improve on the defensive end of the floor.
Let's talk about Zion's defence
Scott Rafferty
More News