Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Wednesday that guard Ricky Rubio tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 NBA season.

Ricard Rubio

Ricard  Rubio
Ricard  Rubio
MIN: 28.53
PTS: 13.09 (46.11%)
REB: 4.15
As: 6.62
ST: 1.44
BL: 0.21
TO: 2.62
GM: 34

Moreover, the Spanish guard will likely miss the upcoming EuroBasket tournament, which begins in September. Usually, the recovery of ACL tear injuries takes from 8 to 12 months.

Rubio was injured during a 108-104 loss against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday,

An MRI exam Wednesday revealed the tear.

Rubio also tore the left ACL during the 2011-12 season when he was with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Rubio, 31, was averaging 13.1 points and 6.6 assists per game in his first season with the Cavaliers, who surged to a strong start.

The 11-year NBA veteran has career averages of 11.1 points and 7.6 assists per game in stints with the Timberwolves (2011-17, 2020-21), Utah Jazz (2017-19), Phoenix Suns (2019-20), and Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers (20-14) next play at the Washington Wizards on Thursday.

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Ricard Rubio

Ricard  Rubio
Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Position: PG
Age: 31
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 86 kg
Birth place: Barcelona, Spain