Ricky Rubio Allowed to Practice With the Minnesota Timberwolves

by November 29, 2012

Good news out of Minny regarding the recovery of point guard Ricky Rubio, who has now been cleared to practice with his team. Per the Star Tribune: “No word on when Rubio might return to games, but it could be next week. The Wolves play host to Milwaukee on Friday night, then have three off days. Here is the team’s release: Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that guard Ricky Rubio has been cleared to participate in full-contact practices with no limitations after consultation with Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, Colorado. With the final medical hurdle being cleared, Rubio will now practice with the team. Rubio and the Wolves medical staff will assess his ability to participate in an NBA game after monitoring his progress during these practices. Rubio had surgery on March 21, 2012 to reconstruct a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and a torn LCL (lateral collateral ligament) in his left knee. The surgery was performed by Dr. Steadman at The Steadman Clinic in Vail. Rubio’s injury occurred with 16 seconds remaining in the Timberwolves game vs. the L.A. Lakers on March 9, 2012.”