Rubio says he’s on track but won’t rush return

Published 9:06 am Friday, September 28, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — Ricky Rubio’s return to the Minnesota Timberwolves is coming. His rehabilitation from reconstructive left knee surgery is on schedule. He’s just not sure exactly when the process will be complete.

“I’m trying to do as much things as I can do. They have to stop me sometimes because I want to do more. Sometimes it’s bad for my knee to do more,” Rubio said Thursday at the team’s practice facility.

He could be playing in games by December. Or maybe not until January. Just as long as he doesn’t try to come back too soon and risk re-injury or be too rusty.

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“I don’t want to say a time because I don’t want to rush it. I just want to be ready when I’m ready,” he said.