Lakers’ Rajon Rondo out vs. Blazers after sustaining left hamstring strain
Rondo, who took the hit in the first quarter, had six points, three rebounds and three assists at the time of the injury before being eventually ruled out for the rest of the game.
Rajon Rondo will not return tonight due to a left hamstring strain.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 7, 2019
Since returning from an injury that cost him the first nine games of the season, Rondo has been solid for coach Frank Vogel. He is averaging 8.8 points, 6.1 assists and 1.0 steals in 12 games while playing as the secondary playmaker behind LeBron James.
The 14-year vet was also limited to just 46 games in his first season with the Purple and Gold last year due to multiple hand and finger-related injuries. Good thing LA has plenty of options at point with Quinn Cook and Alex Caruso ready to soak up Rondo’s minutes.
Los Angeles will certainly be hoping that the hamstring strain won’t be a lingering issue for Rondo. Hamstring injuries can be tricky, and it might get worse if not treated properly.
The Lakers are looking to win the NBA championship this season, and they will need everyone on the roster healthy come playoffs as they start their quest to the Larry O’Brien Trophy.