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November 9, 2014 Updates

Saturday’s MRI did not show a high ankle sprain — typically a slower-healing injury than a low ankle sprain — but Saunders said that won’t be known for certain until some time goes by. “In two weeks you can ask me,” he said. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

November 8, 2014 Updates

Joe Cowley: This is Rubio's ankle - blacksportsonline.com/home/wp-conten… Twitter @suntimes_hoops

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio may miss as many as 7-8 weeks with a badly sprained left ankle, a person familiar with the injury told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the injury. Rubio sustained the injury in Friday's game against the Orlando Magic after landing awkwardly on a drive to the basket with 2:28 left in the second quarter. The team said he'd be out indefinitely with a significant sprain. USA Today Sports

Jeff Zillgitt: While Timberwolves announced G Ricky Rubio is out indefinitely with a significantly sprained left ankle, I'm told he could miss 7-8 weeks. Twitter @JeffZillgitt

"There was no question it was like someone popped a balloon when Ricky got hurt," Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said after the 112-103 loss. "Ricky has been kind of our leader; he's been the heart of our team." While Saunders said the X-ray didn't reveal a break, he expressed concern that it could be a high ankle sprain—which can require several weeks of recovery. "He popped it pretty good," Saunders said. Bleacher Report

November 7, 2014 Updates

Steve Kyler: Flip Saunders says Ricky Rubio's X-rays showed no breaks - still calling it a sprain, will be reevaluated tomorrow. Twitter @stevekylerNBA

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