Dec 28, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Ricky Rubio (3) dribbles around New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas (17) during the first half at Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Ricky Rubio was on his way to having a very good night but late in their game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Rubio went down and suffered what appeared to be a non-contact injury to his knee.

Rubio is reportedly still being evaluated but we know that Rubio tried to drive into the lane and awkwardly fell, immediately grabbed his left knee. Rubio was helped off by a couple teammates and didn’t put any weight on that knee, leaving many to be concerned about his condition. Rubio left the game with 27 points on 13 rebounds and nine assists as the Cavs lost 108-104 after being up by as many as 23 points in the first quarter.

Rubio has had a history with injuries which has somewhat derailed his NBA career. Rubio has only played one full season in his ten-year career. In 2012, Rubio tore his ACL which was the same knee Rubio was grabbing tonight. Here’s hoping things aren’t too serious and Ricky can get back to the court.

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