Found October 26, 2013 on NBA Injury News:
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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook is trying to recover from a knee injury he suffered in last year’s playoffs.  Chicago Bulls’ star Derrick Rose, who missed all of last season trying to recover from ACL surgery, was asked if he any advice for Westbrook. Kurt Helin of NBCSports.com reported that Aggrey Sam of CSNChicago.com said that Rose told Westbrook to be patient and take his time coming back. “Take his time,” he said. “He’s the only one who knows his body. There’s no need to force anything and attack every day of rehab like it’s your last day. Get everything you can get out of it every day.” Rose believes that Westbrook will be the same player upon his return. “Oh, for sure,” he said. “He has that type of will and his frame, his body, I think it’s just going to help him become a better player.” Westbrook was expected to miss the first month of the season at least, but reports are that he is working hard at practice.  He must look at the big picture before returning. If he comes back too soon before strengthening the knee and the muscle groups around it, he’s at risk of further damage, which could affect him down the road. Westbrook is entering his sixth NBA season, all with the Thunder. The All-Star averaged 23.2 points, 7.4 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game last year. His career averages are 19.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.  
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