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Ricky Rubio has torn ACL

Updated: March 11, 2012, 5:47 PM ET
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio's sensational rookie season has come to a devastatingly abrupt end.

The Minnesota Timberwolves point guard will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced on Saturday. Now the upstart Wolves will have to keep chasing a playoff berth without the flashy, fiery leader of the franchise's resurgence.

"It's a big emotional shock," All-Star forward Kevin Love said. "He makes winning plays, he's a winner. We love having ...

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