BREAKING: Russell Westbrook to undergo surgery for right meniscus tear
The prohibited favorite, Oklahoma City Thunder, may have just had their season wrecked. Sensational guard, Russell Westbrook will undergo surgery after tearing his meniscus in his right knee. There has been no timetable as of yet, but details are sure to come out over the next few days.
Westbrook injured his knee during a play in the second quarter when feisty guard, Patrick Beverley tried to steal the ball from Westbrook as he was crossing half-court to call timeout. Westbrook immediately jumped up, but couldn’t walk as he was limping towards Beverley but settled on punching the scorers table instead.
NBA blogger, Royce Young dismissed the play as dirty via Twitter.
And let me stop it before it starts: It was an accident from Beverley. Not dirty. No intent to injure. Dumb? Sure. Not dirty.
— Royce Young (@dailythunder) April 26, 2013
The injury happened in the second quarter of Game 2 against the Rockets, presumably when Patrick Beverley tried to steal the ball from Westbrook after he had signaled for a timeout.
No timetable was included.
“Our players’ health is our first and foremost concern. The Thunder’s medical team and several specialists we consulted with determined that Russell undergo a procedure to address the issue,” said Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti in a release. “We have thoroughly discussed this with Russell. Despite being the competitor and teammate that he is, he respects and understands the decision and is committed to come back even stronger. Certainly Russell is a leader and core player for this team, but we are in the midst of the playoffs and I know other players are determined to step up and contribute. We have a resilient group of players who have always taken pride in playing as a team and that approach will continue.”
Here is the video of the play that injured Russell Westbrook.