Celtics, Danny Ainge try to debunk Rajon Rondo trampoline rumor - Metro US

Celtics, Danny Ainge try to debunk Rajon Rondo trampoline rumor

Rajon Rondo Celtics trade Rajon Rondo leads the Celtics into the 2014-15 NBA season. Credit: Getty Images

The Celtics said they have no intention to further investigate whether or not point guard Rajon Rondo is being 100 percent truthful when it comes to how he broke his left hand last week.

Rondo said from the get-go that he broke his hand last Thursday after slipping in the shower at his home, but after it was learned that Rondo had been at an indoor trampoline park on the same day, more than a few eyebrows were raised.

“We’re not investigators,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told ESPN Monday. “Talking to our medical staff, it’s an injury that does happen when you land. It’s not like a hitting injury, or a hitting a wall injury, or something like that. It’s an injury that usually happens in the third metacarpal. I wasn’t certain it was exactly what happened, but I went to visit with Rondo at his home the other day. I had no reason to not believe Rajon.”

For the second straight year, Rajon Rondo will not be playing the Celtics season opener as he was still recovering from an ACL injury in the fall of 2013.

“Certain falls happen and you slip, and I slipped and tried to catch my hand,” Rondo told ESPN. “It wasn’t like a banana [peel] slip. I actually almost caught myself. I landed on my knuckle on the windowsill in my home. That’s what happened.”

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