After suffering a fractured thumb in Game 2 against the Boston Celtics, Rajon Rondo has been ruled out indefinitely.
Rajon Rondo suffered a fractured thumb against the Celtics during Sunday’s Game 2, and will be out indefinitely according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Bulls G Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with a thumb fracture he suffered in Game 2.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 21, 2017
The injury will reportedly not require surgery.
Rondo, who was averaging 11.5 points and 10 assists in the first-round series versus the Boston Celtics, has been instrumental in the Bulls’ late-season resurgence.
Jerian Grant will likely fill in for Rondo at the starting PG position. Grant only played six minutes in the 111-97 Game 2 victory over the Celtics, and went o-for from the field.
The No. 8 seeded Bulls are currently 2-0 in the series versus the No. 1 seeded Celtics, a series that most NBA analysts had Boston winning in four or five games.
Tonight is the first home game of the series for the Bulls, and with a shocking 2-0 lead, a win at the United Center would all but clinch the series for the underdog Bulls. No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in NBA history.
The game is set to tip off at 7:00 p.m. E.T. and you can catch the matchup on ESPN. The Celtics are favored by 1.5 points.