Oklahoma City Thunder All-NBA point guard Russell Westbrook underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday and will most of if not all of training camp. Westbrook had been amping up his own personal workouts with the season approaching and had developed stiffness in the knee. Doctors determined that there was inflammation in the knee and decided to do the procedure now as a preemptive. Westbrook will do rehab and have the knee evaluated in four weeks and if there are no complications, Westbrook should be good to go in the Thunder’s October 16th opener vs. Golden State.
This is the fourth procedure on the right knee of the soon-to-be 30 Westbrook and comes one month out of Westbrook signing a massive five-year, $205 million dollar extension with the Thunder. Westbrook averaged a triple-double for the second consecutive year (25.4, 10.1, 10,3) and is the lynchpin of the offense which doesn’t quite fire when he is not in the lineup.
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