Feb 19, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the 76ers 92-91. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE
Ricky Rubio was injured on Friday night after banging knees with Kobe Bryant in the fourth quarter. Rubio will be evaluated further on Saturday.
Minnesota Timberwolves fans are collectively holding their breath after Ricky Rubio took a tumble on Friday night. Late in the fourth quarter of Friday night's matchup with the Los Angles Lakers, Rubio went to double Kobe Bryant on the wing. As Bryant attempted to maneuver past him, the two collided, sending Rubio to the floor in a heap.
He left the game and was attended to on the bench, with further evaluations to come on Saturday. The injury was to Rubio's knee, as you can see in the video below.
Rubio and Bryant banged knees in the collision, and clearly the Timberwolves point guard got the worst of it. While it's unclear what the extent of the injury is at this time, things didn't look so good for Rubio after the game, as Ramona Shelburne reports.
Saw Rubio walking out of the arena on his own. Very gingerly and with help from a friend.— ramonashelburne (@ramonashelburne) March 10, 2012
Rubio also tweeted that he would undergo an MRI on Saturday.
Tough loss tonight. Im gonna do a MRI tomorrow to see how is my knee. Thank you for ur support I really appreciate it.— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) March 10, 2012
However, Adrian Wojnarowski checks in late on Friday night with this not-so-encouraging update, citing a source.
"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."
We'll be back with more on Rubio as it becomes available.