The Cleveland Cavaliers are this season’s most surprising success story, and Ricky Rubio has been a major part of what they’ve been doing. Unfortunately, the veteran guard went down with a knee injury in the Cavs’ 108-104 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans Tuesday night. The team announced Wednesday Rubio will miss the remainder of the season after an MRI confirmed he suffered a torn ACL to his left knee.
Losing Rubio is a major blow to Cleveland, which currently sits as the East’s No. 5 seed with the league’s fourth-best point differential.
In the closing minutes of of Cleveland’s 108-104 loss to the Pelicans on Tuesday, Rubio appeared to slip, and subsequently his left knee gave out when he planted as he was driving through the paint.
He went down in clear pain and grabbed at his knee immediately.
Rubio was helped to the locker room by