Ricky Rubio PG MIN 5 days ago

Rubio (ankle) underwent surgery on his ankle Monday, Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune reports.

The procedure went as planned, and Rubio will face a recovery period of a few months. Minnesota expects him to fully recover over the summer, and the issue should not linger into next season.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 1 week ago

Rubio will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle early this coming week, Yahoo! Sports reports.

The procedure will include a "minor cleanup" of the ankle, which is expected to keep him out of the European championships with his home country, Spain, this summer. However, he should be prepared for training camp, with an eye on avoiding the injury bug next season.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 2 weeks ago

Rubio (ankle) will be shut down for the rest of the season, Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Rubio has been plagued by an ankle injury for nearly a month, and with nothing left to play for, the Wolves will shut the point guard down for the final six games of the season. Rubio, who started all 82 games last season, will finish the season having played in just 22 games. In those contests, Rubio averaged 10.3 points, 8.8 assists and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 35.6 percent from the floor.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 2 weeks ago

Rubio (ankle) won't play Friday against the Magic, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Rubio continues to remain out with an ankle injury, and there's no indication of an impending return. The Timberwolves remain one of the bottom teams in the league, so losing games at this point likely benefits them, hence the lack of urgency for injured players.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 2 weeks ago

Rubio (ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday's game.

The Timberwolves listed a number of players as doubtful or out Thursday, and they've upgraded each of them, including Rubio, to questionable. It still seems unlikely that Rubio is ready to play, however, as the team stated earlier in the week that he's yet to get his explosiveness back.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 2 weeks ago

Rubio (ankle) is listed as doubtful Friday against the Magic.

The Wolves said Wednesday that Rubio is not quite ready to return, as he still has not gotten his explosiveness back. He missed Wednesday's contest, and barring significant improvement he'll sit out another contest Friday. Continue to expect Zach LaVine to start at point guard.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 2 weeks ago

Rubio (ankle) is still not quite ready to return, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "All they're saying is he's not ready to play at the level that he needs to play at right now," coach Flip Saunders said.

Rubio has been on the verge of returning for the last handful of games, but on each occasion he's ultimately ruled out prior to game time. While his ankle is progressing, Rubio is still not to the point where the training staff believes he'll be able to play at the highest level. "He's not going to have the explosiveness he had, just because you never catch up that when you get hurt in this part of the season," Saunders said. It remains unclear when Rubio will return this season, and if his progress stagnates it's possible he could simply be shut down with little to play for at this point.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 2 weeks ago

Rubio (ankle) will remain out Wednesday.

Rubio has been considered doubtful in advance of recent games, but he doesn't appear to be making much progress toward a return. He'll miss his ninth straight game, and Zach LaVine will continue to start at point guard.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 3 weeks ago

Rubio (ankle) is considered doubtful for Wednesday's matchup with Toronto, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Rubio is considered questionable for the second straight game, and he looks to be on pace to miss his eighth consecutive game. The Timberwolves have little to play for at this point in the season, so Rubio won't be back on the floor until he's 100 percent. Expect Zach LaVine to continue starting in his place.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 3 weeks ago

Rubio (ankle) will not play Monday against the Jazz, Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

The Wolves provided a ray of hope that Rubio may be able to return by listing him as doubtful, but he'll miss his seventh straight game as rookie Zach LaVine continues to pick up big minutes in his place.