Rubio Expected To Make Season Debut Tonight




The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that guard Ricky Rubio will be in uniform and is expected to make his season debut tonight when the Wolves take on the Dallas Mavericks at Target Center at 7:00 p.m.

"I'm excited to get back on the floor with my teammates and play in front of the best fans in the NBA at Target Center," said Rubio. "After a long recovery, this is the first step in me getting back on the court and helping my teammates. Thank you to the fans for their support over the last nine months."

Rubio has yet to appear in a game this season after recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and LCL (lateral collateral ligament) that he suffered March9, 2012 vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. Rubio underwent successful surgery on March 21. The surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Steadman at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo.

Single-game tickets to tonight's game are still available and can be purchased up until two hours prior to tip-off by visiting www.timberwolves.com/wolvestix. Fans can also visit the Target Center Box Office or call 1-800-4-NBA-TIX. Ticket packages, including full-season, Flex Packs and Holiday Packs are still available by calling 612-673-1234.


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