Stevens: No timetable for Rondo's return

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Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that there is no timetable for the return of point guard Rajon Rondo, who is recovering from knee surgery.

Previously, Rondo was expected to be ready in time for the start of the season. He missed more than half of last season with a partially-torn ACL.

"I have never heard a timeline from him and the latest that I've heard from our medical staff is that he's progressing well," Stevens told the Boston Herald on Thursday. "Our staff has spent a little bit of time with him off site here as well as we followed up on his rehab when he's been away.

"He will be back in town soon. He's working. I know that for a fact. He's working hard to get back as soon as he can and I'm sure he will."

Rondo took free throws before Celtics first-round playoff games in May.

Forward Jared Sullinger recently said that he hoped Rondo would be back by December.

Rondo, 26, played in just 38 games last season. He averaged 13.7 points, 11.1 assists and 5.6 rebounds before having his season cut short.
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