Through his game early in the 2023-22 season with the Cavaliers, Ricky Rubio seemed to have reinvented himself once again and was starting to look really comfortable.
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At the appropriate time, he appeared to have suffered a serious injury to his left knee. Here’s everything we know about Ricky Rubio’s injury situation:
What is Ricky Rubio’s injury?
With 2:20 remaining in the game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Rubio was forced to leave the game after he appeared to have injured his left knee.
Ricky Rubio was taken off the court after suffering an apparent injury on this play. pic.twitter.com/QuNciWZB2y
– SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 29, 2023
Up to that point, the Spanish point guard had almost registered a triple-double with 27 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists as he tried to lead the Cavaliers to victory.
His teammates helped him up off the ground after prompting him once he fell. He headed back to the locker room. without trying to put any weight on that left leg.
How long is Ricky Rubio’s out of the game?
At the end of the game, head coach JB Bickerstaff said there was no update on Rubio’s status as it was still being evaluated.
What is Ricky Rubio’s injury history?
Rubio has been quite resilient recently having played at least 65 games since the 2014-15 season.
However, it is important to note that this left knee is the same one where Rubio tore his ACL in 2012. Prior to this injury, the 6-foot-2 guard has played in each of the Cavaliers’ 34 games with averages of 13.1 points, 6.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds with a large plus-minus of +5.4.
What’s the Cavaliers’ next schedule?
The timing of Rubio’s injury combined with Darius Garlan entering the league’s health and safety protocols is not great for the Cavaliers, who play three of their next four games at home before six monster games in nine nights on the road. the Western Conference.
|December 30||in Wizards||7:00 pm||–|
|December 31st||against hawks||21:00||–|
|January 2||vs. Pacers||6:00 pm||–|
|January 4th||against Grizzlies||7:00 pm||–|
|January 7th||in Trail Blazers||10:00 pm||–|