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New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry told reporters Sunday that point guard Rajon Rondo is dealing with a sports hernia injury and will see a specialist tomorrow.
.@PelicansNBA Head Coach Alvin Gentry says Rajon Rondo has a sports hernia. He will see a specialist tomorrow.
— Daniel Sallerson (@dsallerson) October 8, 2017
A sports hernia is a strain or tear of any soft tissue in the lower abdomen or groin area. In some cases, surgery is required.
The Advocate is reporting Rondo could miss one month.
More information will be available after Rondo visits specialists Monday, but sources say initial expectation is he'll miss around a month.
— Scott Kushner (@ScottDKushner) October 8, 2017
Washington Wizards starting forward Markieff Morris recently underwent surgery for a similar injury, although Morris’s tear could have been more severe than Rondo’s.
Rondo signed a one-year, $3.3 million deal with the Pelicans after spending last season with the Chicago Bulls.