(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Tuesday and will be sidelined four to six weeks.
The 24-year-old Westbrook had the procedure after experiencing swelling in his knee due to a loose stitch. The three-time All-Star underwent surgery in April to repair a torn lateral meniscus in the same knee, which he suffered during last season’s playoffs.
“After careful consideration and recommendations from the medical team, we elected to do the procedure today based on our consulting physician’s belief that the swelling would be alleviated, and in turn give Russell the best chance for sustained performance throughout the season and beyond,” Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in a statement.
Westbrook averaged 23.2 points and 7.4 assists per game last season for Oklahoma City.
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