Rubio Undergoes Surgery For Torn Ligaments

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Timberwolves sent an update on freshman star guard Ricky Rubio’s condition Thursday morning.

The team said Rubio had undergone successful surgery to reconstruct his torn ACL and LCL, or his anterior cruciate ligament and his lateral collateral ligament.

Rubio injured his leg during the team’s March 9 game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Before his injury, Rubio ranked third in the NBA in steals and fifth in assists.

  • mrrubio

    He will never be the same

  • drcapplan

    He will never be the same again!

  • Ben

    I know what you are saying, but I’m thinking he will not change too much, because he really isn’t a speedster, and what he is really good at requires his mind most of all. I do hope his jumper gets better to compensate for what he does lose though.

  • Dave

    He’ll be fine – it’s not like he was jumping out of the gym before. It’s all about his vision on offense and off the ball defense, his on the ball defense was never that great anyway. I’m sure he is at Mayo on the teams dime, they’ll make him a new leg if they have to.

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