Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who is recovering from a torn ACL himself, tweeted a note of encouragement as well.
"Just want to wish Ricky Rubio a quick and healthy return from his ACL injury," Peterson tweeted. "I can't wait to see him return."
Guard J.J. Barea is also injured, with a sprained left ankle keeping him out of the last two games. That means Luke Ridnour, who has been starting at shooting guard with Rubio at the point, is the only player with experience playing the point guard on the roster.
The Wolves called up second-round draft pick Malcolm Lee from the D-League on Friday, but he has yet to play in a game in his rookie season because of a knee injury.
Kahn said the team was assessing its options in advance of the March 15 trade deadline, but wanted to see how Lee played before making any decisions.
The immediate challenge is not letting the injury deflate the significant progress the team has made.
"We are still in the thick of things," Kahn said. "I'm very optimistic based on the competitiveness of the team, which is seen almost nightly, that we'll continue to be competitive night after night after night."
Minnesota is preparing to embark on a demanding two-week road trip that starts Monday and could define its season.
"We're still in it," Adelman said. "I don't see any reason to back away from that. There's no reason we can't win games."
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