Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo 11m
Thunder say guard Russell Westbrook underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee earlier today and is out until after the All-Star break
Howard Beck @HowardBeck 26m
In statement, Presti says recent MRI showed "area of concern that had not previously existed, nor was detectable in the previous procedures"
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday to address recent swelling, the team announced.
He is expected to be out until after the All-Star Break.
Westbrook underwent surgery after tearing the lateral meniscus in his right knee April 27 and then underwent another procedure on Oct. 1 to remove a loose stitch from the first procedure.
The team expected him to miss the first four to six weeks of the regular season, but Westbrook came back in early November.
“Russell has been playing pain free, but recently had experienced increased swelling. After consultation and consideration by his surgeon in Los Angeles, a plan was established to monitor the swelling that included a series of scheduled MRIs,” said Thunder general manager Sam Presti.
Yikes. From never injured to multiple times under the knife in less than a year.