Celtics Jared Sullinger is ‘Hopeful’ Rondo Returns by December

Jared Sullinger is 'hopeful' Rajon Rondo returns by December.

There’s no true timetable on Rondo’s return, but Jared Sullinger has one.

The Celtics forward spoke with Jay King about Rondo’s potential return.

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has stated publicly — several times — that point guard Rajon Rondo wants to return from ACL surgery by training camp and play on opening night.

Yet while speaking with WSYX Columbus on Friday, teammate Jared Sullinger shared a different timetable for Boston’s four-time All-Star.

“He’s back working out again and hopefully he’ll be back by December,” said Sullinger.

Sullinger is returning from a season ending injury himself. He underwent back surgery, but he’s expected to be ready for the beginning of training camp.