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Ricky Rubio, who has been recovering from a torn ACL suffered back in March, practiced for the first time on Sunday and said his knee responded well. His first real practice in nine months was highlighted by a pass he sent through Josh Howard’s legs to an open teammate, which he said “felt good.” While he is right on schedule, there is still no timetable for a return and the Timberwolves point guard assures us that he won’t play until he feels 100% healthy, “Until I’m feeling great and nothing at all about my knee, I’m not going to play.“
According to ESPN:
“After a long time, I’m on the court again,” Rubio said. “It felt pretty good to start knowing my teammates again.”
Rubio participated in five-on-five work in practice on Sunday, then stayed after for nearly an hour to do some more running and catch-and-shoot work as he tries to get his legs back underneath him. He said he felt some discomfort in the knee on occasion, but team trainers expected that as some scar tissue from the surgery breaks up.
“It will feel weird for a while. Until I’m feeling great and nothing at all about my knee, I’m not going to play,” he said. “Actually, I’m happy about today.”
The mental recovery may be nearly as important as the physical for Rubio. He said he wants to get to the point where he’s not wondering what will happen every time he makes a cut or plants on it on a drive to the basket. That will just take some time, and he knows it.
“I felt pretty good, but I want to be perfect,” Rubio said. “I have to work hard. I have to keep working and see where I’m at.”
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Minnesota Timberwolves’ guard Ricky Rubio is getting closer and closer to returning to the basketball court. He reportedly “felt pretty good” following practice, according to the Associated Press. “After a long time, I’m on the court again,” Rubio said. “It felt pretty good to start knowing my teammates again.” “It will feel weird for a [...]
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