Ricky Rubio Cleared for Full-On Practice
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that guard Ricky Rubio has been cleared to participate in full-contact practices with no limitations after consultation with Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, Colorado.
With the final medical hurdle being cleared, Rubio will now practice with the team. Rubio and the Wolves medical staff will assess his ability to participate in an NBA game after monitoring his progress during these practices.
Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations David Kahn said the timetable on Rubio’s return to game action is still to be determined in order to not add pressure for a specific target date. He said each step in Rubio’s recovery has been handled sensibly in that regard—keeping a focus on what’s best for Rubio’s long-term health.