The Minnesota Timberwolves lost guard Ricky Rubio for the season on Saturday when the results of his MRI showed that he has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations David Kahn addressed the sad news shortly after the initial report:
"Obviously, Ricky's injury is an unfortunate turn of events for him and our team," said David Kahn, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. "I feel bad for Ricky having to miss the rest of this season. But Ricky is a competitor, and I am confident that he will work hard to get back on the court next year and continue his progression as one of the top point guards in our league. We have 25 games left this season, and I look for our team to continue to play hard and fight for a playoff spot."
The Timberwolves were just hitting their stride, winning eight of their last 12 and flirting with the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference playoff picture, when Rubio went down. This is devastating news for an up-and-coming team, but hopefully they can rally around each other to still make the elusive playoffs and build off that experience when Rubio does return.