Cavaliers guard Ricky Rubio left Tuesday’s recreation in opposition to the Pelicans within the fourth quarter after struggling what appeared to be a critical left knee injury.
Rubio drove down the lane and tried to sidestep to keep away from the protection when he slipped on his proper foot, then stepped awkwardly along with his left and fell to the ground. He instantly grabbed his left knee and waved for trainers to come to his support.
Rubio suffered a torn ACL in his left knee again in 2012. New Orleans would go on to win, 108–104.
Rubio was delivering a stellar evening, ending the sport with 27 factors, 13 rebounds and 9 assists in 37 minutes to associate with two steals, two blocks and only one turnover. Coming into Tuesday’s recreation, the veteran guard had been averaging 12.7 factors, 6.5 assists and three.9 rebounds per recreation, getting most of his minutes off the bench for the surprisingly aggressive Cavaliers. Cleveland at the moment occupies the No. 5 spot within the Japanese Convention.
After the sport, Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff mentioned Rubio was nonetheless present process an analysis for his knee, and didn’t touch upon the severity of the injury, per ESPN’s Andrew Lopez.
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