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Ricky Rubio opens up about the mental health problems he has been facing-“The player ate the person”

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Ricky Rubio has recently signed a contract with the FC Barcelona basketball team. In an interview, he opened up about the break he took from basketball 7 months ago due to some mental health problems he was suffering from.

Ricky Rubio opened up on the long hiatus he took from basketball.

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“I developed a chronic stress, something similar to an anxiety disorder,” Rubio admitted in a press conference, via Marc Mundet. “The only way to come back was to understand why I got to this point.

“I developed mechanisms that had led me to play at a high level but which were not sustainable. There is another way. Rome is reached by many paths.”

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During this period Rubio faced trouble in connecting his player personality and the normal person’s personality, he was sort of suffering from a type of personality disorder.

Ricky Rubio talks about how basketball affected his mental health

The 33-year-old went into the challenges and problems he faced due to his personality disorder.

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“The player ate the person,” he stressed. “I didn’t know who I was. It was a difficult moment for me. I had fear. You are able to handle your fears and play down them. Life is full of greys. But I have saved myself, and now I am at ease. I am proud of myself, and I give basketball a new chance.”Ricky Rubio stated.

“Still, I thought basketball was over [for me],” Rubio added on his mental health issues. “But I kept working with myself, and I hope it helps people who are struggling. I was in the dark, but that’s how you get out of it. I live day by day. We try to control the uncontrollable, and you never know when life will take you down another path.”

The 33-year-old has already returned to a basketball court, representing the Spanish national team at the FIBA EuroBasket 2025 Qualifiers. He averaged 7.5 points and 4.0 assists over two games, but unfortunately Spain lost both of them against Latvia and Belgium.

Ricky Rubio is a fighter on and off the pitch and he just has to keep on fighting and like in the sport, he will emerge victorious in the battle of his life too.

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Arko Bhattacharyya is a content writer for swen entertainment and sports. This political science graduate is a huge sports fan . He uses his experience and passion to provide unique insight into all. Arko Bhattacharyya is a content writer combat based and us sports . Besides being a Us sports buff , he is also a massive football and cricket fan . Apart from his professional exploits as a content writer , he likes to travel and explore.
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