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December 28, 2014 Updates

Rubio has missed 24 games with a severely sprained left ankle he suffered on Nov. 7 at Orlando. He took part in three-quarter speed running exercises and shooting drills on the floor at Oracle Arena prior to the T'wolves' game against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. If an upcoming MRI shows his ankle is healing according to schedule, he could participate in contract drills next week. "I am trying to do my best," Rubio said. "Sometimes it is a little bit painful. I got to get through that. Some things are mentally [challenging]. I just push myself and try to come back as soon as a I can." Yahoo! Sports

He is back running and now refuses to prognosticate the date of his return. “I wish,” Rubio said Saturday when asked if he knows when he will play again. “I’ve been saying it’s two weeks for the last month. I don’t want to say anymore dates. I’ve been saying in two weeks I think I’ll be ready and two weeks go by and I still can’t play and I get mad. I don’t want to get in a bad mood again. I’m not going to ask for a date again. I go as my body will let me do.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Rubio will have another magnetic resonance imaging exam taken of his ankle after the team returns home from this current three-game road trip. Wolves coach Flip Saunders said Saturday he is hopeful Rubio can advance to contact play — the next step toward a game return — if the image comes back clean. “When you’re hurt, you know you’re back when you can run and stop and change directions,” Saunders said. “He’s not there yet.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Rubio said he’s “pushing” to make his return, but not too much, not after the things he learned when he tore his knee ACL his rookie season. “I came back from a tougher one with an ACL,” Rubio said. “I have experience. I know how hard it is. I’m going to take it easier this time. I think I pushed too much the last time.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 27, 2014 Updates
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December 23, 2014 Updates

Love smiled and nodded his head Sunday when asked if he had followed Rubio’s contract negotiations. “He did great. I was very happy for him,” Love said as he gestured toward teammate Anderson Varejao sitting in the stall next to him. “We talked about it in here; Andy and him have the same agent in [Dan] Fegan and I thought [Fegan] really did a great job, and I was happy for Ricky.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 20, 2014 Updates

Jerry Zgoda: Flip said if Mo can play 10-15 mins & is OK, team probably won't have to add a pguard. He's hoping Ricky will be ready for contact in 2 wks Twitter @JerryZgoda

December 17, 2014 Updates

Saunders said he’s hopeful Rubio can get on the practice court for 5-on-0 offensive work with teammates by Christmas. “He’s telling me he thinks he can play on Christmas Day,” Saunders said. “That’s not going to happen. But he’s coming. He has sped up [his recovery time] a little bit.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 15, 2014 Updates
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December 13, 2014 Updates

Injured Ricky Rubio has progressed to running extensively on an anti-gravity treadmill that takes the weight off his legs and healing ankle and Friday rebounded for teammates at shootaround. “He’s anxious, he’s chomping at the bit,” said Saunders, who added Rubio probably will be evaluated while on his own weight midway through next week. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 5, 2014 Updates

Jon Krawczynski: Flip says Rubio and Martin probably not back until some time in January. Pek and Turiaf closer to return but at least another 10 days Twitter @APkrawczynski

December 4, 2014 Updates

Darren Wolfson: Flip confirms no Ricky until Jan. Pek still a good week or more away from doing stuff. Shabazz (ankle) and Mo (back) didn't practice today. Twitter @DarrenWolfson

November 28, 2014 Updates
November 21, 2014 Updates

Ricky Rubio is dreaming of an active Christmas. It is a wish based more on emotion than fact, of course. The point guard is two weeks removed from a very nasty left ankle sprain suffered in Orlando. He is rehabbing the ankle two, sometimes three times a day. There has been no definite timetable established for his return. But a guy can dream. “I don’t know,” said Rubio, with crutches and a walking boot, after the Timberwolves practiced Thursday. “Maybe January or Christmas. My family is coming for Christmas, so I hope they can see me playing. But I don’t know the time.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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