Dec. 30 (UPI) – Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Ricky Rubio will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 NBA season due to a torn cruciate ligament in his left knee, the team said.
The Cavaliers announced Rubio’s diagnosis in a press release on Wednesday. He contracted the injury in the fourth quarter of the Cavaliers’ 108-104 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans on Tuesday.
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December 30 (UPI) – Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Ricky Rubio will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 NBA season due to a torn cruciate ligament in his left knee, the team said Cavaliers announced Rubio’s diagnosis in a press release on Wednesday. He contracted the injury in the fourth quarter of the Cavaliers’ 108-104 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans on Tuesday.

“Further post-game examination of the injury and an MRI done today at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL),” the Cavaliers said in a press release on Wednesday.

“Rubio will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season and his status will be updated accordingly. “

The 31-year-old Rubio has maintained his career at the highest level this season with an average of 13.1 points per game. He also recorded 6.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game in his 34 appearances for the Cavaliers.

The 11-year-old veteran rose in the 2009 NBA draft as No. 5 in the overall standings in the league. He joined the Cavaliers in an August deal from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Cavaliers (20-14) face the Washington Wizards (17-17) at 7pm. EST Thursday in Washington, D.C.

Ref: https://www.upi.com