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Rajon Rondo could be back from injury in time for season opener

Rajon Rondo could be back from injury in time for season opener

Rajon Rondo is rebounding quickly from a broken bone in his left hand, according to Brad Stevens. Credit: Getty Images Rajon Rondo is rebounding quickly from a broken bone in his left hand, according to Brad Stevens. Credit: Getty Images

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo may be suited up and ready to go for the season opener on Oct. 29 against Brooklyn, according to head coach Brad Stevens.

"He had a scan on his hand and he's progressing great," Stevens told ESPN. "He obviously won't do any contact before the end of the week, but there's a chance that he could be cleared to do some stuff by the end of the week ... I think it's a possibility [he could play on opening night]."

Rondo said he slipped and fell in the shower at his home in late September, fracturing a bone in his left hand. The C's captain missed the first three months of last season as he recovered from an ACL injury.

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