Jazz G Rubio to miss opener against Rockets
Ricky Rubio has been ruled out of the Utah Jazz's series opener against the Houston Rockets.
The Utah Jazz's starting lineup took a big blow as the team announced Ricky Rubio would be out for game one against the Houston Rockets on Sunday.
Rubio is suffering from a hamstring strain, and according to a report from ESPN, the guard could miss up to 10 days with the injury.
His return could come sooner depending on his progress in rehab.
The guard played well throughout the first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, averaging 14 points per game, but he logged only seven minutes in the series-clinching game six due to pain in his hamstring.
He appeared to tweak it on a pass to Rudy Gobert in the first quarter.
Ricky Rubio (left hamstring strain) is out tomorrow for Game 1 in Houston.— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) April 28, 2018
Rubio, 27, missed a few games late in the season to hamstring soreness.