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Ricky Rubio (torn ligament) will miss the rest of the season

a base Cleveland CavaliersAnd Ricky RubioThe team announced, on Wednesday, that he will miss the rest of the season after suffering a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Rubio underwent a knee MRI at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health on Wednesday after sustaining an injury during the 108-104 loss Tuesday night. New Orleans Pelicans.

The Cavaliers said they would update their status “as appropriate.”

Rubio also ruptured the ACL in his left knee during the Minnesota junior season in 2012.

As Rubio was driving down the driveway on Tuesday, he maneuvered around the Pelican Guard, Graham Defonte He slipped when he planted his right foot, and his left knee hit the ground with two minutes and 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

Rubio, in pain, immediately grabbed his left knee and called for help from the Cavs bench. He wasn’t putting any weight on his left leg at his teammates Kevin Love e Isaac Okoro They helped him get up off the ground.

In 34 games this season, Rubio has averaged 13.1 points, 6.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds for the Cavaliers.

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ESPN’s Andrew Lopez contributed to this report.

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