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Rajon Rondo suffers nasty double fracture when team-mate knees him in the face

NBA veteran comes off the worst in accidental clash with Richard Jefferson

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RAJON RONDO WILL miss at least three NBA games as he recovers from his facial injuries, the Dallas Mavericks said on Monday.

Rondo has an orbital fracture to his left eye and a nasal fracture after team-mate Richard Jefferson accidentally kneed him in the face during Saturday’s 108-93 win over the Orlando Magic.

Rondo’s status will be officially updated later this week, with the requirement of surgery still unknown.

The point guard lasted just 98 seconds against the Magic at Amway Center in Orlando. After poking the ball away from Magic guard Elfrid Payton, Rondo fell to the floor but as he found his feet, the former Boston Celtics man collided with the knee of team-mate Jefferson.

Rondo, who left the court with blood pouring from his nose and never returned, has been averaging 9.2 points, 6.5 assists and five rebounds since joining the Mavericks (32-17) in December.

NBA Results – Monday

  • Philadelphia 76ers 84 @ Cleveland Cavaliers 97
  • Charlotte Hornets 92 @ Washington Wizards 88
  • LA Clippers 100 @ Brooklyn Nets 102
  • Milwaukee Bucks 82 @ Toronto Raptors 75
  • Atlanta Hawks 100 @ New Orleans Pelicans 115
  • Orlando Magic 97 @ Oklahoma City Thunder 104
  • Minnesota Timberwolves 94 @ Dallas Mavericks 100
  • Memphis Grizzlies 102 @ Phoenix Suns 101

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