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REPORT: Ricky Rubio to Return on Monday vs Mavs

The Minnesota Timberwolves are a league worst 8-39, but they’ve showed great promise throughout the season. They were actually off to a promising start at the beginning of the season, however, star point guard Ricky Rubio suffered a devastating ankle injury in just the fifth game of the season. He has missed 43 games since this injury.

This was a tough loss for the Wolves as they had just signed the Spaniard to a 4-year, $54 million extension this past summer. Rubio was averaging 9.4 points and 10.0 assists per game.

Some good news today for Wolves fans as Rubio is reportedly set to return to action against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. Via the AP:

Rubio has been cleared to play Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an announcement has not been made.

Rubio has been out since severely injuring his left ankle Nov. 7. He will have missed 43 games because of the injury, and the Wolves sunk to the bottom of the league without him.

They were 8-38 entering Saturday night’s game against Cleveland. When he returns, the team plans to restrict his minutes until after the All-Star break while he sees how his ankle responds.

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