Frank Vogel believes Rajon Rondo will suit up for the Los Angeles Lakersat some point in the first or second round of the playoffs.
"We expect Rajon to be a part of our playoff run," the head coach told reporters. "We're looking at six to eight weeks, puts us somewhere around the first to the second round of the playoffs. We're very confident he will be able to get back and be a major factor for us."
Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported Sunday Rondo suffered a fractured right thumb and will require surgery.
Vogel also said Rondo is unsure how he suffered the injury and will leave the NBA's campus-like environment at the Walt Disney World Resort to undergo the surgery and start the initial rehab process.