BREAKING: Russell Westbrook to undergo surgery for right meniscus tear

  • Jason Whitney

Russell Westbrook will undergo surgery for a right meniscus tear

WOW!

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.

 

 

Via Royce Young of CBS Sports:

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will undergo surgery to repair a right knee meniscus tear, the team announced Friday.

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.

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5 Responses to BREAKING: Russell Westbrook to undergo surgery for right meniscus tear

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      Thanks for the advice Rachele,

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