Westbrook Has Surgery; Season Over
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook underwent surgery to repair torn meniscus in his right knee Saturday and will miss the remainder of the postseason, the Thunder announced today.
“Although we are of course disappointed that Russell will be unable to return to the floor with his teammates this season, the opportunity to repair the meniscus as opposed to remove it was the best possible scenario for Russell’s long term health as a player and person,” said Thunder general manager Sam Presti. “Russell’s health and well being are obviously our number one priority through this process and today’s procedure helped solidify our belief that Russell will have many productive years of basketball in his future.”
Westbrook injured the knee in Game 2 against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday after a collision with guard Patrick Beverley. Westbrook remained in the game and played 29 more minutes, scoring 20 points.