Ricky Rubio PG MIN 22 Hrs

Rubio (ankle) participated in a 5-on-0 shootaround Friday.

Rubio doesn't have a firm timetable for return, although it's looking like he'll be available at some point in January. When he makes his eventual comeback, coach Flip Saunders will likely ease him back into the rotation by restricting his minutes until he can handle a full workload without the risk of further injury.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 11 Days

Rubio's injured ankle has improved faster than expected in recent days and he could begin to practice by Christmas, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Rubio has started to run and shoot on his own and is traveling with the team on its current road trip. It sounds like he could return in early January if his recovery continues to move faster than expected.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 16 Days

Rubio (ankle) has taken the next step in his rehab by getting on an anti-gravity treadmill that allows him to exercise without putting weight on his legs, the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda reports.

He has been shooting three-pointers without the aid of crutches or a walking boot, and it seems like he is making positive progress in his recovery. Still, he is unlikely to return to the court until early-to-mid January, and Zach LaVine will continue to work as the starter with Mo Williams (back) out.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 19 Days

Rubio (ankle) shot three-pointers Monday without the aid of crutches or a walking boot, Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

He's finally starting to make some progress in his rehab, but he's not expected to return until early-to-mid January.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 24 Days

Rubio (ankle) will not return until at least January, head coach Flip Saunders told the Fox Sports North.

Rubio had hoped to return by the end of December, but it looks like January is a more realistic option. He suffered a severe ankle sprain on Nov. 7 with an original timetable for a return in early January.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 1 Month

Rubio (ankle) has been cleared to do some light walking and hopes to return by the end of the year, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "Maybe January or Christmas. My family is coming for Christmas, so I hope they can see me playing. But I don't know the time," he said.

Rubio is still using crutches and a walking boot, so he's a ways away from participating in practice. He suffered a severe ankle sprain on Nov. 7 with an original timetable for a return in early January.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 2 Months

Rubio (ankle) is expected to be sidelined for the next 7-8 weeks, Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports reports.

This timetable for return means that Rubio could be sidelined deep into December. Mo Williams and rookie Zach LaVine should see an immediate boost in playing time for the duration of Rubio's absence with a severely sprained left ankle.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 2 Months

Rubio has a significant left ankle sprain and will be sidelined indefinitely.

The T-Wolves did not specify a timetable in the press release, only saying, "a further update will be provided when appropriate." Like Rubio, Marcus Smart happened to suffer what also appeared to be a severe ankle sprain Friday, and the Celtics are saying he will miss two-to-three weeks, so that timetable is probably the low-end expectation for Rubio. In the meantime Mo Williams and Zach LaVine will be the two point guards for Minnesota.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 2 Months

Rubio (ankle) will not play in Saturday's game.

He suffered what appeared to be a serious ankle sprain in Friday's game, and while the team has not released a timetable for his return, it seems likely that Rubio will miss a couple weeks. Mo Williams should get the start at point guard Saturday.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 2 Months

Rubio's X-rays after Friday's game did not reveal a break in his injured ankle, and he will be reevaluated Saturday.

While it is likely an ankle sprain and not a break, Rubio was spotted after the injury moving about on crutches and coach Flip Saunders made it sound like Rubio would miss a good amount of time, meaning Mo Williams is someone worth adding in most formats.