Rajon Rondo may return to the court sooner than expected from a torn ACL suffered on Jan. 27.

Rondo was believed to have suffered a full tear of his ACL, with an expected recovery time of 8-12 months.

"It's still too early to tell for sure," Rondo’s agent, Bill Duffy, said. "But we are very optimistic about his return now that we know his injury is only a partial tear and not a full tear."

Rondo is expected to undergo surgery next week.