Rajon Rondo injury update: Lakers guard to begin rehab stint in G League

Rajon Rondo appears to be nearing his return to the Lakers.

The 32-year-old guard will begin a rehab stint with Los Angeles’ G League affiliate in South Bay, the team announced Monday. Rondo has been out since he broke his hand in mid-November.

Rondo had been cleared to “ramp up” contact earlier this month but suffered a setback after he needed his hand drained.

The 13-year veteran is averaging 8.5 points and 6.5 assists in 11 games this season. He’s shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 42.9 from 3-point range.

The Lakers will face the Nets in Brooklyn on Tuesday. They’ll enter that game with an 18-12 record.