Cleveland Cavaliers’ Ricky Rubio has torn ACL in left knee, done for season


Cleveland Cavaliers guard Ricky Rubio will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced Wednesday.

Rubio had an MRI on the knee at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health on Wednesday after suffering the injury during Tuesday night’s 108-104 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Cavaliers said they would update his status “as appropriate.”

Rubio also tore the ACL in his left knee during his rookie season in Minnesota in 2012.

As Rubio was driving down the lane during Tuesday’s game, he maneuvered around Pelicans guard Devonte’ Graham and slipped as he planted his right foot, and his left knee buckled as he fell to the ground with 2 minutes, 20 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

Rubio immediately grabbed his left knee in pain and signaled to the Cavs’ bench for help. He was not putting any weight on his left leg as he was helped off the floor by teammates Kevin Love and Isaac Okoro.

In 34 games this season, Rubio was averaging 13.1 points, 6.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds for the Cavaliers.

ESPN’s Andrew Lopez contributed to this report.

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