Russell Westbrook underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee early on Wednesday. The former MVP is likely to miss the entire pre-season.
The Thunder front office is saying there’s a chance Westbrook could play on opening night against the Warriors on October 16th. However, there is no rush to get him back on the floor.
Russ felt some stiffness in his knee last week as he was preparing for the start of camp on September 25th. He elected to have the procedure done now, instead of risking the possibility of it being a lingering injury all season.
Although the situation isn’t ideal, the Thunder organization doesn’t seem too worried. Russell bounced back from a torn meniscus in 2013. He had four procedures done in order to rehabilitate that right knee. The Brodie went on to win an MVP and have several historic seasons. There’s no doubt he will be able to bounce back from this as well.
There isn’t a whole lot of information out at this time. It seems like this procedure was more of a precautionary thing rather than a big injury. The Thunder Guys will keep you up to date as more information comes along.