Lakers' Rondo expected to miss 6-8 weeks with fractured thumb
Zach Beeker / National Basketball Association / Getty

Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks with a fractured right thumb, the team announced Sunday, according to Rachel Nichols of ESPN.

Rondo, who suffered the injury during practice Sunday evening, will undergo surgery this week. The recovery timeline could keep him on the sidelines until the second round of the playoffs.

The Lakers won't be permitted to replace Rondo with a substitute player, ESPN's Bobby Marks notes.

The 34-year-old is averaging 7.1 points, five assists, and three boards during his second campaign with the Lakers. The Lakers' backcourt is already missing Avery Bradley, who opted out of the NBA restart citing concerns over the health of his family.

Rondo agreed to a two-year, $5.1-million deal this past offseason, which includes $2.6-million player option for 2020-21.

Comments
Lakers' Rondo expected to miss 6-8 weeks with fractured thumb
  Got something to say? Leave a comment below!
Daily Newsletter
Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox