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Rajon Rondo’s injury is a fractured right thumb and he is out indefinitely

Rondo said doctors told him he could be sidelined “a couple of weeks” after Chicago’s Game 3 loss.

NBA: Playoffs-Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely after suffering a fractured right thumb that will not require surgery, the team announced on Friday. He suffered his injury in the second half of Chicago’s Game 2 victory in Boston.

Rondo’s injury has been described as “pretty serious,” according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, and his return may be dependent upon how long Chicago can extend its postseason.

After Chicago lost Game 3 in decisive fashion to Boston, Rondo gave an update on his injury:

Rondo played 40 minuted in the Bulls’ Game 2 win over the Boston Celtics, posting a near triple-double with 11 points (on 5-of-11 shooting), 14 assists, nine rebounds, and five steals. Chicago outscored Boston by a team-high 24 points with its starting floor general on the floor.

The injury is a debilitating blow to the Bulls, who had taken a 2-0 series lead over the Celtics with the series headed to Chicago but do not have a reliable backup point guard. Jerian Grant has played well in very limited time, but is only in his second season. Michael Carter-Williams has virtually fallen out of the rotation.

Rondo also helped guide the Bulls to victory in Game 1, posting 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and two steals in 27 minutes. Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg called his veteran point guard “a rock for [the team] all season long.”