“Get Well Soon My Man”: Warriors’ Klay Thompson Extends Support to Ricky Rubio Post Torn ACL Injury Update

Published 12/30/2021, 7:30 AM EST
Klay Thompson (11) reacts to a question as the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors practiced during an off day between Games 1 and 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The Raptors lead the series 1-0. (Photo by Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)


High-flying Cleveland Cavaliers lost their 14th game of the season against the Pelicans. However, not just the game, they lost their star guard Ricky Rubio to what appeared as a knee injury. Several NBA players came out with messages of support for the Spanish star, with the latest being Warriors star Klay Thompson.

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Cleveland Cavaliers, who sit 5th in the table, lost 108-104 to New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. Ricky Rubio ended the game with 27 points from 37 minutes. However, it wasn’t enough as the Cavs lost to a struggling Pelicans side on the road. Dean Wade replaced Ricky with around 2 minutes to go for the final buzzer.

Nov 7, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Ricky Rubio (3) celebrates after scoring a three-pointer against the New York Knicks during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

The Cavaliers struggled in the final quarter and this allowed the Pelicans to make a comeback. With Rubio out due to a torn ACL, several NBA stars came out in support of him on social media. Warriors star Klay Thompson extended his support to Ricky through Twitter.

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Klay Thompson tweets his support to Ricky Rubio post-injury

Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson has recently tweeted a message of support for Ricky. Klay himself is out due to an Achilles tendon injury which he picked up last year in a pickup game.

“Prayers up for @rickyrubio9. Hate to see guys get hurt. Get well soon my man,” Thompson’s tweet read.

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Ricky is set to miss the entire season due to the injury.  Klay’s message of empathy is among the many wishes that have arrived for Rubio. In fact, Klay has missed two full seasons due to injuries and is still out.

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Ricky has a lot of experience with him and he has had an immense impact on the Cavaliers side this season. He signed with the Cavs ahead of this season and has a contract through this campaign. The Cavaliers lost a great ball-handler for the season and this is their 2nd major injury this year after Collin Sexton.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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