Found April 26, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Royce Young at Daily Thunder just reported that Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Russell Westbrook will undergo surgery for a meniscus tear in his knee and is out indefinitely. The injury may have been the result of this collision between Westbrook and Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley during the second quarter of Thursday night’s Thunder-Rockets game. Westbrook, who was named to the All-NBA Second Team in each of the last two seasons, has never missed a game in his NBA career (nor did he miss any games during his two years at UCLA). Without Westbrook—who averages 23.2 points and 7.2 assists in 34.9 minutes per game for the Thunder—Oklahoma City will have to rely on back-up point guard Reggie Jackson. Jackson played well in the first two games of the Thunder’s playoff series against Houston, but he’s no Russell Westbrook. Moving Jackson into the starting lineup leaves Oklahoma City without much backcourt depth, meaning Derek Fisher will have to play significant minutes. Westbrook’s absence opens things up in the West. Without their second best player the top-seeded Thunder are no longer the prohibitive favorite, and could have trouble with the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies series if they advance to the next round. Trey Kerby of The Basketball Jones on the Westbrook injury: “Just imagine the outfits Russ is going to come up with on the bench.” The post Russell Westbrook out with torn meniscus, no timetable for return appeared first on Midwest Sports Fans.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
DON'T BLAME ME

Beverley: No intent to hurt Westbrook

Patrick Beverley addressed Russell Westbrook's knee injury and said there was no intent to injure the Thunder star when he went for a steal.

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook To Undergo Surgery

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook will be undergoing surgery to correct a tear in his lateral meniscus of the right knee. There has been no time table set on the return of Westbrook to the team, and quite possibly he may miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs. He had played in 439 straight games before this injury and according to Comcast Sports...

Russell Westbrook To Undergo Surgery For Meniscus Tear

The Oklahoma City Thunder are now going to face some adversity in these playoffs, and it will be interesting to see how they respond. Darnell Mayberry is reporting that star point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery on his torn Meniscus. Russell Westbrookwill undergo surgery in the coming days to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee, the Thunder has announced....

Russell Westbrook Tears Meniscus tear in his right knee

According to the Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will undergo surgery for a meniscus tear in his right knee.  There is no timetable announced, but this is terrible news for the Thunder’s playoff run chances.   [Daily Thunder] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Westbrook to have knee surgery Saturday

HOUSTON (AP) -- Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks says All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook is scheduled to have knee surgery on Saturday. The team announced Friday that Westbrook would need the surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee and that he would be out indefinitely. Westbrook, who has a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee, was hurt when rookie Patrick...

No Westbrook, No Problem

No Westbrook, no problem. At least until the NBA Finals, but that’d be a major problem even with a healthy Russell Westbrook. Westbrook tore his meniscus (a small tendon in your knee) during the second quarter of Wednesday’s night game against the Thunder. (video of Russell Westbrook injury after the jump) There is no timetable for Westbrook’s return, but the average recovery...

Thunder prove they can still win without Westbrook

Because even when Kevin Durant misses, it goes in. Because Reggie Jackson can make a couple clutch free throws. Because Durant can score 41 if that's what it takes. That's why the Oklahoma City Thunder don't need Russell Westbrook to beat the Houston Rockets. Without their all-world point guard, who is out with a knee injury sustained in game two, the Thunder on Saturday...

Police investigate Beverley threat

Police are investigating after a ball boy for the Oklahoma City Thunder tweeted death threats to Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley. Thunder All-Star Russell Westbrook was hurt when Beverley tried for a steal in the second quarter of Game 2 and ran into his knee. Westbrook had knee surgery Saturday and is out for the season. The tweets were deleted as of Saturday night, but...

State of the Series: Oklahoma City Thunder (1) vs. Houston Rockets (8)

Despite one hell of an effort from the Houston Rockets in Game Two, so far business has been taken care of by the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder remain seated atop their No. 1 seed throne maintaining home-court advantage by going up 2-0 in the series with their two initial home games. This is obviously a great sign for OKC. Houston showed promise in Game Two as well, though...

Series moves to Houston with Thunder up 2-0

The Houston Rockets could be without starting point guard Jeremy Lin when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 on Saturday night. The Thunder definitely will be missing their point guard, with All-Star Russell Westbrook out indefinitely with a knee injury that will require surgery. The Rockets hope Lin, who has a bruised chest muscle, can return for the first playoff game...

Thunder respond to Houston's rally for the win

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each scored 29 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder recovered after squandering a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Houston Rockets 105-102 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 series lead. Durant hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:28 to play, and the Thunder didn't relinquish the lead after that. Durant missed...

Kevin Durant throws down monster dunk on Omer Asik

After star guard Russell Westbrook was lost for the rest of the playoffs, many pundits were asked, “How would the Oklahoma City Thunder survive without his offense?” Well, it appears that answer was give Kevin Durant the ball and let him create. In the first quarter of Saturday night’s game three against the Houston Rockets, Kevin Durant went coast-to-coast and threw down a...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.