Found March 12, 2012 on That NBA Lottery Pick:

For those of you who missed the news, Timberwolves rookie point guard Ricky Rubio will be out for the rest of the season due to an ACL injury.

Since that injury occurred, there has been huge support from famous athletes and coaches on Rubio's behalf.

Below, tennis star Rafael Nadal sends out a YouTube clip telling him to "cheer up":

Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl decided to pay tribute to Rubio by donning an "FC Barcelona" jersey during a recent media interview:

(Courtesy of Cosby Sweaters)

Report: Rubio suffered torn ACL

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Timberwolves G Rubio injures knee, MRI on Saturday

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Wolves Fear Torn ACL For Rubio

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The Starting Lineup: Ricky Rubio Injures His Knee

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Late-game poise, energy propels Wolves

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Turnovers cost Wolves win against Hornets

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GMTR Podcast #32: The Calm Before the Storm

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