Wolves guard Ricky Rubio sprained his ankle back on Nov. 7 against the Orlando Magic. He addresse...
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Greetings from Target Center where, after a relatively brief Wolves practice, Ricky Rubio – still on crutches – talked with the media for the first time since severely spraining his ankle No. 7 in Orlando.
In true Rubio style, over the course of the 12-minute gathering, he remained mostly upbeat about his situation. Yes, it’s been tough, he said. Especially considering how well he was playing just before his injury. “I was feeling good,” he said. “I think the best I’ve felt in the NBA. Especially the game in Brooklyn (when he had 14 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds). I was feeling like I’d found my tempo. I was leading the team.”
But, Rubio said, it doesn’t do anyone any good to dwell on the past. “It is what it is,” he said. “We can’t look back and take the injury back. So we just have to deal with it. It’s been almost two weeks, so just getting to rehab every day, twice, three times every day. And trying to come back as soon as possible to help the team.”
Wolves guard Ricky Rubio sprained his ankle back on Nov. 7 against the Orlando Magic. He addressed the media for the first time after Thursday's practice. Our Kyle Ratke and Dane Mizutani take a look at the injury, what he's done since, and what his road to recovery will look like.
It was a Friday night in Orlando. The date was Nov. 7 and the Wolves were playing their second game on a 13-day road trip.
Orlando was coming back late in the second quarter, down just 48-45 with 2:32 left in the first half, but it never really looked the Minnesota was about to lose the game. That was until Rubio saw an open lane after Andrew Wiggins set a pick on Orlando rookie Elfrid Payton. Rubio hesitated and saw an opening and drove to the basket. Guard Willie Green stepped in front of Rubio and forced him to abandon the drive and dish the ball out.