After tearing his meniscus in game 2 of the NBA playoffs, Russell Westbrook now awaits a decision on what kind of procedure will be used to repair his knee. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, of Yahoo, there is still a chance Russell could be back for playoff action, again, depending on the course of action that will be taken over the next few days:
The meniscus tear is considered to be minimal – perhaps 2 percent of the meniscus, one source said – and Westbrook’s recovery could be weeks instead of months, if the doctor decides to simply “clean up” the meniscus. A full repair of the meniscus would likely mean a three-month recovery for Westbrook.
- Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo
However, one thing is pretty certain, and that is the fact that Westbrook will be ruled out for the ongoing series against the Houston Rockets. The Thunder currently hold a 2-0 lead in the series, after winning a close game 2 at home.
Wojnarowski’s sources claim that the Thunder are not willing to gamble on Westbrook, and will not risk his long-term health by forcing him back.
Stay tuned to KJG as we continue to track Westbrook’s injury status.