Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery for a broken finger.
Rondo broke a finger on his left hand in a fall at his home Thursday night, the club announced. It gave no further details.
The four-time All-Star has been the subject of trade speculation. Danny Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations, has said he has no intention of trading Rondo but indicated the eight-year veteran can become a free agent after the coming season. Ainge also has said no one is untradeable.
Rondo missed the first 40 games last season, the third worst in Celtics history, following major knee surgery. He played 30 games, averaging 11.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 33.3 minutes.