The Cleveland Cavaliers brought back Ricky Rubio this summer after trading him in March to the Indiana Pacers in the Caris LeVert deal. But, they most certainly would’ve kept him if he didn’t tear his ACL last December.

At Media Day, the Spaniard spoke about his recovery process and gave a key update on when he could potentially be on the floor again. Via Chris Fedor:

“Ricky Rubio said he has a timeline in his mind for when he wants to be back following a torn ACL, but it changes every week, with each step. He said the 10-12 month recovery timeline is what the doctors keep going with at this point. He suffered the injury late December.”

10 months means he could possibly be playing in October again, while 12 months of course puts him at December. There is no question Rubio wants to be doing what he loves sooner rather than later, but this is a serious injury. He has to take it slow.

The guard made a tremendous impact for the Cavs last season before the injury, averaging 13.1 points, 6.6 assists, and 4.1 assists in 34 games. He was basically the star of the second unit and served as a key leader for this young roster. That’s obviously a huge reason Cleveland brought him back.

The sky is the limit for J.B. Bickerstaff’s squad after pulling off a blockbuster for Donovan Mitchell, giving them four potential All-Stars in Spida, Darius Garland, Evan Mobley, and Jarrett Allen. When Ricky Rubio is wreaking havoc again too, the bench will surely benefit.