Rafael Nadal's Message to Ricky Rubio: 'Everybody in Spain Is with You'

Holly MacKenzie@stackmackNBA Lead BloggerMarch 12, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 29:  Ricky Rubio #9 of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers talk before the game at Staples Center on February 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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It was a sad moment in the NBA when the Minnesota Timberwolves' rookie phenom Ricky Rubio went down with a torn ACL on Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers.

On Saturday, the team announced that he will undergo reconstructive surgery and miss the rest of the season.

Since then, there has been a tremendous outpouring of support from the rest of the NBA.

Yesterday, fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal uploaded a YouTube video with "a message of support to Ricky," telling him, "You are very young and you have a lot of years to have great success, so all of my support, everybody in Spain is with you."

I'm currently in Canada, but ditto to everything Rafa just said. Get well soon, Ricky.

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