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All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook expects to be on crutches for about four to five weeks as he returns from knee surgery that has knocked him out of the Oklahoma City Thunder's playoff run.
Westbrook held his first interview session Thursday since having surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee. He was hurt in Game 2 of Oklahoma City's first-round playoff series with Houston.
The Thunder have gone 3-3 without him and head to Memphis on Saturday for Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals. That series is tied 1-1.
Westbrook says he's disappointed to be missing the playoffs and he's trying to help his team any way he can while he's out.
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook told reporters -- including USA Today -- that he expects to be on crutches four to five weeks following surgery on the torn meniscus he suffered during the first round of the NBA Playoffs.Beyond that, Westbrook said there's no real timeframe for his return. Yesterday, he spoke with the media for the first time since undergoing the...
OKLAHOMA CITY Russell Westbrook talked for the first time since being knocked out of the playoffs in the first round against Houston.
And he was in pretty good spirits about it, too.
Westbrook, who has been out since getting hurt when Houston guard Patrick Beverly ran into him in the first half of Game 2 in Oklahoma City, didn't seem bitter, didn't seem angry but also...
Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant showed his respect for the history of the franchise by posting a photo of himself on Instagram wearing a Seattle Supersonics cap with a snakeskin lid.
The photo included the caption "Seattle I still got lots of love for ya".
Photo via @sniperjones35.
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