Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio suffers ACL tear, to miss rest of season | Inquirer Sports

Cavaliers’ Ricky Rubio suffers ACL tear, to miss rest of season

02:39 PM December 30, 2021
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FILE – Ricky Rubio #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Wednesday that guard Ricky Rubio tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 NBA season.

Rubuo was injured during a 108-104 loss against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday,

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An MRI exam Wednesday revealed the tear.

Rubio also tore the left ACL during the 2011-12 season when he was with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Rubio, 31, was averaging 13.1 points and 6.6 assists per game in his first season with the Cavaliers, who surged to a strong start.

The 11-year NBA veteran has career averages of 11.1 points and 7.6 assists per game in stints with the Timberwolves (2011-17, 2020-21), Utah Jazz (2017-19), Phoenix Suns (2019-20) and Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers (20-14) next play at the Washington Wizards on Thursday.

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