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Ricky Rubio Out For Season After Tearing ACL

Ricky Rubio Out For Season After Tearing ACL

The Minnesota Timberwolves' rookie point guard Ricky Rubio has had his season cut short after a scan revealed he has torn the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee.

 

The 21-year old Spaniard has been a sensation this season and has been instrumental in the resurgence of the Timberwolves. Not only will Rubio miss the rest of the NBA season but he will certaily miss the upcoming Olympic Games too.

 

Rubio's team-mate, the All-Star forward Kevin Lowe, spoke of Rubio's injury calling it a "big emotional shock," before saying, "He makes winning plays, he's a winner. We love having him around. On and off the court. We hope for a speedy recovery so he can help this team next year. It's a big loss for us."

 

The injury was sustained in the closing seconds of the Timberwolves' loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night when he was trying to defend against Kobe Bryant. He then had an MRI scan on Saturday and everyone's worst fears were realised. 

 

The Timberwolves played their first game without the young man who was almost certainly going to be named Rookie of the Year against the lowly New Orleans Hornets and the signs were ominous from the start. The 'Wolves committed 17 turnovers on their way to losing 95-89 to a Hornets side that is now on a 10-31 record. 

 

The youngster has been inundated with messages of support and good wishes and he, like many NBA stars, took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to thank his fans.

"Thank you everybody for [sic] ur support. I promise I will be back soon and stronger. There is only one way to take: move forward and stay positive."

 

The Timberwolves are next in action on Monday night when they travel  to the Phoenix Suns

 

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