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Cavs guard Ricky Rubio out rest of season with torn ACL

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Posted at 10:18 AM, Dec 29, 2021

NEW ORLEANS — Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Ricky Rubio was carried off the court Tuesday night during a matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans and will be out the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

Late in the fourth quarter, Rubio slipped as he planted on a drive and his knee buckled. Rubio collapsed to the floor, grabbed his knee and had to be helped to the locker room. He was unable to put any weight on his left leg.

Before getting hurt, Rubio, who was started at the point with Darius Garland in health and safety protocols, had scored 27 points while adding 13 rebounds and eight assists.

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love weighed in on the injury.

“I think this team is so close, so it’s like an extended family goes down, and it just pains you. It just hurts to see anyone go down, but especially a guy like Ricky, who has been so consistent for us and brings so much to the team for so many different reasons.”

The injury was confirmed after Rubio had an MRI at the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health facility, the Cavs said.

His status will be updated at a later date.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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