Surgery went well. Thanks for all the well wishes. Time for recovery and get healthy. You gotta take advantage of any situation and look for the bright side. Another challenge. And I have no doubt I will come back stronger than ever. #StayPositive #RR
Ricky Rubio to have clean up ankle surgery
The Timberwolves announced Monday that Ricky Rubio will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle.
“Ricky recently experienced ongoing soreness in his left ankle and it became apparent that it was not responding according to its anticipated timeline for recovery,” said Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders in a team release.
The Spanish point guard has been limited to 22 games this year after initially suffering an ankle injury in training camp last fall.
“He is an integral part of our future and we are taking every precaution to ensure that he will be able to perform to the best of his ability next season,” Saunders said in the release. “This decision was one that was reached between Ricky, his representatives, the Timberwolves organization and the foremost practitioners in this field of orthopedics.”
Rubio averaged 10.3 points and 8.8 assists for Minnesota this season.