(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook underwent knee surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the postseason, the team announced Saturday.
Westbrook will begin rehab immediately following the surgery but no timetable was given for his return to basketball.
“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 executive vice president and general manager Sam Presti in a statement.
Westbrook injured his knee in Game 2 against the Rockets Wednesday night after colliding with guard Patrick Beverley halfway through the second quarter.
The Thunder lead the Rockets 2-0 in their playoff series. Game 3 is in Houston on Saturday night.
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