Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo dislocated his left elbow midway through the third quarter of Boston's 97-81 win over the Miami Heat in Game 3 on Saturday night at TD Garden.
Rondo suffered the injury after falling to the ground while tangling with Heat guard Dwayne Wade. Rondo tried to use his left arm to brace his fall, but ultimately dislocated the elbow and had to leave the game.
Celtics head coach Doc Rivers spoke to reporters about Rondo's injury following his team's victory.
"I still haven't seen it, I heard that I don't want to see it and don't plan on seeing it," said Rivers of the Rondo injury. "Probably it helped me, honestly, that I didn't see it, because if I had from what I hear from our guys it would have been tough to put him back in the game." (via WEEI)
Miraculously, Rondo returned the game in the fourth quarter, playing one of the game's most difficult positions with just one arm. Despite his return, Rivers still remains unsure about Rondo's status for Game 4 on Monday.
"It's a major concern," said Rivers. "You can play a lot on adrenaline, we've seen people do it all the time, but moving forward we'll have to see but it'll be interesting." (via WEEI)
Rondo finished the game with six points and 11 assists in 35 minutes, and is averaging 11.3 points and 10 assists in three games against Miami in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.