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MINNEAPOLIS The foul called on Ricky Rubio with 16.4 seconds left in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 105-102 defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers may have an impact on more than just Friday's outcome.
Rubio, who collided with Kobe Bryant on the play, stayed on the ground for more than a minute before teammates helped him off the floor and to the Wolves' bench. Rubio, a blossoming rookie point guard, was putting no weight on his left leg and winced in pain as trainers attended to him during the game's closing seconds.
After the game, Rubio was moving slowly and with a severe limp, putting only minimal pressure on his left leg. He didn't speak to the media, and team staff would only say Rubio suffered a left knee injury and would be re-evaluated on Saturday before Minnesota plays host to the New Orleans Hornets.
"I don't even know what he did," coach Rick Adelman said.
Just before midnight, Kevin Love tweeted: "Praying for my teammate @rickyrubio9. Hope all goes well tomorrow with the MRI."
Rubio finished with 15 points and 10 assists for his first double-double since February 4 and his 12th of the season.
BEST OF MAXIM
It appears the Timberwolves' worst fears have been realized, as Ricky Rubio reportedly suffered a torn ACL on Friday night against the Lakers. His season is almost certainly over.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio's exciting first season with the Minnesota Timberwolves has come to a premature, unfortunate end. The morning after Rubio was helped off the court Friday by teammates in the closing seconds of Minnesotas 105-102 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Jerry Zgoda is reporting that an MRI showed Rubio suffered a season-ending...
What on Friday morning looked like a challenging, two-week road trip has become something more, a chance for the Timberwolves to prove themselves under the most adversity the young team has yet faced.
When Minnesota takes the court in Phoenix on Monday for the first of seven consecutive road games, it will be somewhat of a beginning. It's game 43 of the season. It should be...
HOPING FOR THE BEST
Ricky Rubio injured his knee at the end of the T-Wolves/Lakers game while defending Kobe Bryant. The knee injury could be serious.
Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio will be forced to miss the rest of the season and the 2012 Olympics after an MRI revealed a torn ACL in his left knee. Rubio injured the knee in the closing seconds of Minnesota’s 105-102 loss to the Lakers on Friday night.
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ACL tears recovery times are six-to-nine month which means Rubio will not only miss the rest...
RESPECT FOR RICKY
We had to wait what seemed like forever to see Ricky Rubio in the NBA. He was drafted 5th overall in the 2009 by the Minnesota Timberwolves but continued to play in the Spanish ACB League. Last year Rubio finally signed with T-Wolves, meaning the creative and gifted passer compared by many to Pete [...]
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio exited Friday contest against the Los Angeles Lakers in the waning moments after injuring his left knee in a collision with Kobe Bryant.
Rubio had to be helped off the court and was in considerable pain in the locker room, prompting star Kevin Love to take to Twitter.
"Praying for my teammate @rickyrubio9. Hope all goes well (Saturday...
Ricky Rubio will have an MRI on his left knee on Saturday, several hours after his knee buckled in the final moments of Minnesota's loss to the Lakers.
Unfortunately, yesterday’s biggest news isn’t good news. Ricky Rubio may or may not have sustained a serious knee injury in the closing seconds of last night’s loss to the Lakers… we won’t know for sure until later today, after he’s had an MRI. If you haven’t seen the play, here it is. To me, it doesn’t look as bad as you may imagine. However, you never can...
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Support around the world for Ricky Rubio seems to continue to pour in. Rubio tore his ACL a few days ago and his season is over. Pau Gasol sent him a nice text message, George Karl wore a FC Barcelona jersey to honor him, and the latest is Rafael Nadal who filmed a cheer up Ricky video which is now on YouTube.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Chris Kaman scored 20 points and the New Orleans Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 95-89 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, who played their first game Saturday night since losing star point guard Ricky Rubio for the season to a knee injury.
Jarrett Jack had 17 points and seven assists for the Hornets, who won for the 10th time all season...