Ricky Rubio collided with Kobe Bryant with 16.4 seconds left in the Timberwolves 105-102 loss to the Lakers last night. The 22-year-old is having an MRI today. Minnesota sources fear he suffered a torn ACL. From Yahoo! Sports.
“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.”
Rubio was in the midst of a strong rookie season. Minnesota was looking like a functional basketball team and battling for a playoff spot. If he’s out for the season, he will be missed.
[UPDATE: The Star-Tribune reports Rubio is indeed done for the season. The rehab time is 6-9 months, so Rubio will also miss the Olympics.]