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Ricky Rubio Injury: Torn ACL Would Add To Grim History Of Hurt Timberwolves Rookies

There isn't anything concrete as of Saturday morning regarding the Ricky Rubio injury, but Minnesota Timberwolves fans have always been conditioned to fear the worst. It didn't help on Friday night, either, when reports indicated Rubio may have suffered a torn ACL.

Rubio is scheduled for an MRI on Saturday to get an official diagnosis on the injury, but the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda wrote on his blog that serious injury wouldn't be a surprise. Instead it would only add to a long list of issues that Wolves rookies have had over the past several year.

If it is something that serious, he'd join a list of Wolves' first-round draft picks since 2005 who all sustained significant injuries early in their careers: 2005 pick Rashad McCants (microfracture knee surgery), Randy Foye (kneecap stress fracture), Corey Brewer (torn ACL ), Kevin Love (broken hand) and now perhaps Rubio.

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That's obviously the worst possible scenario, but it seems Wolves rookies are predestined for a serious injury. Hopefully Rubio can buck that trend.

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