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Rajon Rondo set to resume NBA career with Celtics

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is ready to return to the court on Friday night, unless he has any setbacks over the next day. He missed nearly a year of game action after rupturing a knee ligament.

Point guard missed nearly 1 year with ruptured knee ligament

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, right, seen here warming up prior to a recent game, is ready to return to game action on Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers. He hasn't played since rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament on Jan. 25, 2013. (Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is ready to return to the court on Friday night, unless he has any setbacks over the next day.

Celtics general manager Danny Ainge and coach Brad Stevens said Thursday that the four-time all-star has passed all of his tests. Rondo hasn't played since rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament on Jan. 25, 2013.

Rondo was at practice with the Celtics on Thursday morning, but he did not speak with reporters.

Stevens says he's looking forward to seeing what Rondo can do in a game.

The Celtics host the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

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