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Ricky Rubio Injury Video Shows Knee Buckle During Loss To Lakers

The Minnesota Timberwolves suffered a loss on Friday night to the Los Angeles Lakers while playing without an injured Kevin Love, but the news gets worse for Wolves. The Ricky Rubio injury that happened in the fourth quarter of the game could keep the team's star point guard out of action.

Rubio was attempting to close out and defend Kobe Bryant, but as he planted, his left knee buckled awkwardly and he fell backward onto the court. It wasn't a sight that Wolves fans are going to want to watch over and over again, to be sure.


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In case anyone was out on Friday night and somehow missed the Wolves game, however, our friend CJ Fogler posted a video of the injury over at Sports Grid. It doesn't look horrendous, but until a diagnosis becomes public, seeing him unable to comfortably walk on it after testing the knee isn't what anyone wanted to see.


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It seems as though the injury occurs before any contact between Rubio and Bryant occurs, but it's tough to be sure with the camera angles FSN provided. Hopefully he's better on Saturday and this portion of Timberwolves history is put behind everyone.

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