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February 7, 2015 Updates

But if tonight was any indication, it's going to be the Ricky we keep. Saunders was more than effusive about Rubio's work during rehab. Rubio was tireless on working out the glitches in his shot with Mike Penberthy (#NBABallot), and Flip thinks that, if anything, the injury was helpful for him in that regard. For the first time, he had....time. No game to be looking ahead to, no practice sets, no Spanish Team summer commitments. Just Ricky and the ball. Canis Hoopus

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Jon Krawczynski: Would've been nice to see Rubio back tonight against K-Love and the Cavs, but Wolves are being very careful with their franchise PG Twitter @APkrawczynski

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But on a night when the Wolves finally got center Nikola Pekovic back from a 31-game absence, coach Flip Saunders shed some light on the nature of Rubio's injury. Saunders said Rubio not only suffered a high ankle sprain against Orlando on Nov. 7, but also damaged some muscles and ligaments that lead from his ankle to his toes, prolonging the recovery process. "It's not him not wanting to play or not working," Saunders said before Wednesday night's game against Dallas. "He's doing everything he can. We as an organization and the doctors who are involved have been the ones who have tried to hold him back." USA Today Sports

"It's a very unique ankle sprain," Saunders said. "They said at the time it's going to be worse than a high ankle sprain, and everyone knows those go eight to 12 weeks. So it has nothing to do with him not wanting to play." USA Today Sports

January 21, 2015 Updates

Wolves coach Flip Saunders shed more light on the injury that has sidelined Rubio for a 36th straight game on Wednesday against Dallas. He was injured in Orlando on Nov. 7. "He has even worse than a high ankle sprain," Saunders said. "Some of the muscles were also torn that led to his foot. It's giving him some problems in his toes." St. Paul Pioneer Press

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