Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo suffered a broken right thumb in practice on Sunday night in Orlando and is expected to return to full basketball activities between six and eight weeks, the team announced.
Rondo will undergo surgery to repair the fracture this week, the team said.
The Lakers traveled to Orlando, Florida on Thursday evening for the resumption of the 2019-2020 NBA season and trained for the first time on Saturday.
Rondo, who signed with the Lakers in 2018, lost several weeks during the 2018-19 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right ring finger.
He averages 7.1 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds per game this season. He appeared in 48 games for Los Angeles and started in three.
LA is already without starting guard Avery Bradley, who has given up on restarting the season because of the worries of the coronavirus for his family. The Lakers signed JR Smith as Bradley’s replacement for the rest of the season.