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Rajon Rondo in danger of missing up to 4 weeks with sports hernia

With the 2017-18 regular season starting soon, it’s now unclear when Rajon Rondo will be able to make his debut for the New Orleans Pelicans.

He is currently suffering from sports hernia, and could miss up to four weeks of action, according to Scott Kushner of The Advocate. However, the team is committed to having him get back to 100 percent soon, and they will have him see a specialist on Monday to determine the extent of the injury, and also find out if surgery will be required.

“The New Orleans Pelicans point guard suffered the injury on his left groin while driving to the basket during the first quarter of Friday’s preseason loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.”

“A firm timetable on Rondo’s recovery was not immediately available, since his visit to the specialist will likely dictate how long he will miss, but sources familiar with the situation said the initial expectation is Rondo will be out for about four weeks.”

Rajon Rondo signed with the Pelicans this offseason on a one-year, $4.5 million deal to bolster their guard rotation, and give them a very experienced playmaker. Despite already having Jrue Holiday in their fold, the Pelicans believe they can have both guards on the floor at the same time, as Holiday can also thrive playing at the shooting guard spot. Rondo’s veteran smarts could also pay dividends for the team, who have arguably the best frontcourt duo in the league today in DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis.

The entire Pelicans organization is hoping for the best possible scenario for Rajon Rondo, and that he’ll be able to play for them the soonest. In his absence, Holiday is expected to be their starting point guard once again, with Ian Clark and E’Twaun Moore competing for the lion’s share of the minutes at the two spot.