Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo reportedly dislocated his left elbow after being taken down by Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade midway through the third quarter of Boston's 97-81 win over Miami in Game 3 on Saturday.
Rondo, who returned to the game in the fourth quarter, finished with six points and 11 assists in 35 minutes.
Doc Rivers was asked about the extent of Rondo's injury after the game, and the C's coach noted that it was certainly a big concern for Boston heading into Game 4 on Monday night.
"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)
When asked about the situation, Wade reminded reporters that basketball is physical and that he is a clean player.
"All I have to say is that it's a physical game, the game of basketball is a physical game," said Wade. "I'm not a dirty player, it's physical. Everyone falls to the ground, everyone gets hurt, gets up, so I have no answer for you for that." (via WEEI)
Rondo is averaging 11.3 points and 10 assists through three games against the Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Rondo averaged 10.6 points and 11.2 assists in 68 games this season for the Celtics.