After Ricky Rubio suffered a non-contact injury in the waning moments of Tuesday’s contest against the New Orleans Pelicans, fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers feared for the worst.
Cavaliers guard Ricky Rubio has suffered a season-ending ACL tear to his left knee, sources tell ESPN.
– Adrian Wojnarowski December 29, 2021
In a season where the Cavs -every team, really- can’t seem to go a day without getting punched in the gut, Rubio’s injury might be the most brutal development yet. Rubio’s playmaking mastery has been critical for a team with few players capable of creating off the dribble, and at times he’s been solely responsible for keeping the offense humming. With the Cavs now down Rubio and Collin Sexton for the year, Darius Garland becomes the team’s only legit playmaking threat- and Garland just entered the league’s health and safety protocols.