|Posted by shawn cassidy on September 30, 2013 at 7:45 PM|
With Rondo's return, I fear the mential part of it, but he's proven to be tough, so some of that doubt goes away. Let Rondo explain it.
"When I’m mentally ready, I’ll play," said Rondo. "Until you go through this type of injury -- a lot of people gave Derrick Rose a lot of heat about not playing, or whatever the case may be -- this injury isn’t easy. It’s more mental when you come back, and you get around 10-11 months, it’s just feeling confident. You want to feel confident, especially the type of players and competitors we are. Our legs are pretty much everything, we use our speed; [Rose is] very athletic, I’m athletic. And you need that mental aspect to go up and jump and come down without thinking about your leg again. Because the last jump, for myself and him, we’ve come down and torn our ACL. Just being mentally ready -- when I get there, I’ll play."