Rajon Rondo undergoes minor surgery, out for Saturday’s game vs. Bulls

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Rajon Rondo suffered a hand fracture that required surgery early in September that was originally projected to keep him out for between six and eight weeks, but he made it back in time for opening night, and has been playing decently ever since.

As a follow-up to the initial procedure, Rondo underwent surgery to remove a screw from the hand on Saturday, which will sideline him for tonight’s contest against the Bulls. He is, however, expected to be back in the lineup for Wednesday’s contest against the Thunder later this week, according to the team’s official release.

Rondo is leading the league in assists through five games, with an average of 11.2 per contest.

In other Celtics injury news, Marcus Smart, who left Friday’s game on a stretcher after suffering what appeared to be a nasty ankle sprain, underwent an MRI to assess the damage. It¬†confirmed a left ankle sprain with bone bruising, and he is expected to be out for the next two to three weeks.