Report: Pelicans’ Rondo out 4-6 weeks after sports hernia surgery

New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo will miss four-to-six weeks after undergoing surgery for his sports hernia injury, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical.

New Orleans guard Rajon Rondo underwent surgery on his sports hernia injury and will miss 4-to-6 weeks, league sources tell The Vertical.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 10, 2017

The Pelicans signed Rondo in July in an effort to boost a backcourt that includes the incumbent Jrue Holiday. Holiday was expected to shift over to shooting guard with the addition of Rondo but could open the season as the Pelicans’ point guard.

Charania reports that Rondo met with a specialist Monday, who confirmed the need for surgery. He suffered the injury in Friday’s pre-season game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The 31-year-old Rondo averaged 7.8 points, 6.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 69 games with the Chicago Bulls in 2016-17.

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