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Ricky Rubio Injury: Torn ACL Feared For Minnesota Timberwolves Rookie

A torn ACL is one of the worst possible injuries for a basketball player to sustain considering that it's one of the few that can end a player's season no matter when it occurs. Unfortunately for fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Ricky Rubio injury that occurred during Friday night's loss to the Los Angeles Lakers could end up being a torn ACL.

It's obviously pure speculation until an MRI --scheduled for sometime Saturday -- takes place, but the initial fears are that a torn ACL could have happened in the waning seconds of Friday night's loss. There aren't a lot of details to go on as of now, but Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports the anterior cruciate ligament may be the problem.

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie point guard Ricky Rubio will have an MRI on his left knee Saturday morning amid fears he tore his anterior cruciate ligament, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.

"Possible ACL," the source briefed on Rubio's condition said. "We'll know more after the MRI. ... There's a lot of worry right now."


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Let's wait for the MRI to take place before anyone writes off the rest of the rookie's season, but .... oof.

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