The Minnesota Timberwolves are glad to have point guard Ricky Rubio locked up to a brand new multi-year contract for the long-term benefits he will provide. However, the team will be with out its dynamic young centerpiece for the short term due to his recent ankle injury.
Here's Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune with the update:
A MRI taken in Miami on Ricky Rubio’s injured ankle confirmed a “significant” sprain and he is out indefinitely.
It’ll likely be at least two weeks until the team has a better idea the damage caused when he badly rolled his ankle just before halftime of Friday’s 112-103 overtime loss at Orlando.
The injury was not diagnosed as a “high ankle” sprain, which is good news because that’s a slow-healing injury that can take six to eight weeks or more to heal.
Per Zgoda, the MRI revealed no fracture. However, Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today is indicating that the sprain could still sideline Rubio for seven to eight weeks.
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