Minnesota Timberwolves second-year sensational point guard Ricky Rubio has begun working out lightly with his teammates and hopes to return to the court on a full time basis very soon.
Rubio still has quite some time before he can join his teammates in an actual game but him being on the practice court bodes well to the 22-year old phenom’s recovery from surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in his left knee. Rubio suffered that terrible injury while guarding Los Angeles Lakers future Hall-of-Fame guard Kobe Bryant during a loss to the Lakers last season in March.
Along side with Rubio’s injury which occurred last season but had ramifications on this one the Timberwolves have also seen several of their other key players go down with injuries including the team’s star power forward Kevin Love with a broken right hand, Brandon Roy who will have his right knee scoped this week and Chase Budinger who will miss three to four months with a torn lateral meniscus.
Following practice on Monday Minnesota head coach Rick Adelman had the following to say in regards to Rubio returning to the practice court, “Just having them five-on-(none) gives you a sense that when you get them back we’ll be pretty good. We can’t wait for them. We have to go out there and play. But it gives us a sense.”
There is no timetable set for when Rubio will return to game action on the court however one can only think it will only be matter of time before he does so with the news of him returning to the court in just the practice fashion.