Frank Vogel said that he expects Rajon Rondo to return to the Los Angeles Lakers sometime during the playoffs. 

"What we have to understand about Rajon, losing Rajon is a huge loss for our team, but we expect Rajon to be a part of our playoff run," said Vogel.

Rondo was ruled out 6-8 weeks with a broken thumb.

Vogel added that the timeline places Rondo to return around the first or second round of the playoffs.

Rondo will leave Orlando to undergo surgery and begin rehab.