Rajon Rondo underwent an MRI and CAT scan at New England Baptist Hospital on Sunday, and the results came back negative, fortunate news for the Boston Celtics and their fans.
Rondo dislocated his elbow in the third quarter of Saturday's Game 3 after he got tangled with the Miami Heat's Dywane Wade and fell awkwardly, with his left arm collapsing under his body's weight. He left the game and headed to the locker room but quickly returned to help lead the Celtics to the win.
With news that the tests were negative, focus now shifts to Game 4, and whether Rondo will be able to play. For now, Doc Rivers remains optimistic.
"Right now, we're going to go with, ‘They're all playing,"' the AP notes, but both Rondo and Delonte West(notes), who suffered a bruised left shoulder Saturday, will be game-time decisions for Rivers Monday.
"I'm optimistic about both, that they're going to play. I don't know why I am, but I am," Rivers said, the AP reports. "I just don't know how well either one can play."