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Updated: January 1st, 2013 1:52pm
Ricky Rubio not expected to make trip with Wolves to Utah

Ricky Rubio not expected to make trip with Wolves to Utah

by Judd Zulgad
1500ESPN.com
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The Minnesota Timberwolves' injury problems aren't going away in the New Year.

Coach Rick Adelmen said Tuesday that he does not expect point guard Ricky Rubio to travel with the Wolves to Utah for Wednesday night's game. Rubio was a late scratch from Saturday's victory over the Phoenix Suns because of back spasms.

The Wolves will play at Denver on Thursday night before returning to Target Center to play face Portland on Saturday.

Rubio made his season debut this month after sitting out the first six weeks while working his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He is averaging 4.2 points and 4.0 assists since his return.

Rubio had recently been allowed to play more minutes in his recovery from the torn ACL. 

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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