The NBA and the Spanish basketball turned upside down in the last hours to support Ricky Rubio, who said goodbye to the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament on Tuesday his left knee.
The Spanish guard was enjoying a great moment with the Cleveland Cavaliers -one of the revelation teams of this course in the NBA – when he suffered the same injury he suffered in 2012 as a rookie in the ranks of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
“Molta força, Ricky !!!”, wrote
Pau Gasol on Twitter to encourage his teammate in the Spanish team.
Spanish basketball coach Sergio Scariolo , also wanted to encourage him.
“Having seen you overcome with courage and strength much more difficult moments reassures me and makes me sure that you will come back, as you always have, better than you were “, wrote the technician.
Other teammates of the Spanish team such as Sergio Llull, Rudy Fernández or Willy Hernangómez also took to social networks to be next to the base.
“What bad luck for Ricky Rubio! Much courage crack, you will come back stronger for sure “ , noted Nikola Mirotic.
Very aware of the extent of @ rickyrubio9's injury. Once again, I was enjoying a lot seeing another exhibition of his in which he has touched the triple-double.
Molta força, Ricky !!! 🙏🏼
– Pau Gasol (@paugasol) December 29, 2021
Apart from Spanish basketball, numerous voices from the NBA came together to wish Rubio a speedy recovery and to share your distress over what happened.
"I'm totally dejected," Kevin Love , of the Cleveland Cavaliers, told Efe on Tuesday after the injury of the Spaniard.
Love, who had already shared a dressing room with Rubio in the Wolves, was among the first to assist the guard on the court and helped him off the court when he saw that he could not walk because of the pain.
"I love you brother. This is a little setback before a big comeback "
, said Karl-Anthony Towns, who also played with Rubio for the Wolves.Related news
In addition, Joe Ingles, Rubio's former teammate with the Utah Jazz, asked for prayers that he would return to the competition as soon as possible.
"Dammit . Ricky was the glue of the Cavs! ", summarized former coach George Karl.More from SportsMore posts in Sports »