Ricky Rubio, on his return to the Cavaliers: “When I return I will do it 120%”
Catalan point guard Ricky Rubio confessed that he was wrong. This Monday during the presentation of the Cleveland Cavaliers that after the serious injury suffered by In December 2021 he felt that “he had a pending issue” with the team and that is why he is back in Cleveland.
Rubio was presented by the Cavaliers along with the rest of the squad that this year incorporates as one of its main novelties, Donovan Mitchell, with whom the point guard from El Masnou played on a regular basis. in the Utah Jazz.
“Last year we could have had a lot of success and I didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to continue to build on what we did last year,” he said. ; Blonde.
Rubio also said that he did not want to set a date for his return to competition and that he is now ready to return to competition. He was in the retraining phase.
“It changes every week. I wanted to be ready for the start of preseason but I knew it was practically impossible,” he explained.
“My trainer and medical team have told me between 10 and 12 months. That's a long time,” he continued.
He also said he had “no idea” when he would be able to return to training with the team. “It could be six weeks but in five I could be ready to play. I hope that in December I can play but who knows.” I'm sure that when he gets back on the slopes he'll be happy. “at 120%”.
“I feel really good. I've been working a lot this summer. Let's see how it goes in the next two or three weeks, how my mind and body connect. I'm going to take my time, go step by step without skipping anything because we've I've been working hard to get to where I want to be,” he said.
The player stated that after his injury, his goal was to “come back better than before” and that for this he set in motion, with the help of his trainers, “a complete mental, dietary, training plan, to come back stronger “.
“And I'm getting there. I've had the best summer of my career. I've even hired a cook for my house, something I've never had,” he explained.
Rubio's return to Cleveland comes after the rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that the point guard suffered during the attack. on December 28, 2021 in the game that the Cavaliers played against the New Orleans Pelicans.
After his injury, Rubio was transferred to the Pacers although he never played. with those of Indiana. In July of this year, the Cavaliers re-signed Rubio to a three-year deal.