Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo will be sidelined at least a month after undergoing ligament surgery on his right ring finger.
Rondo sprained his finger during the Lakers' stunning Christmas Day victory at Golden State. He had had surgery Friday and the team says he is expected to fully recover in four to five weeks.
Rondo is averaging 8.4 points, 6.7 assists and 4.4 rebounds while providing solid leadership in his first season with the Lakers.
But the veteran has appeared in only 14 games because of a three-game suspension for fighting and a 17-game absence after breaking a bone in his right hand. He returned from that injury Dec. 21.