Russell Westbrook Another Knee Surgery

Russell Westbrook Another Knee Surgery

Postby Doc Brown on Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:05 pm

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Thunder say guard Russell Westbrook underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee earlier today and is out until after the All-Star break
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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.
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Re: Russell Westbrook Another Knee Surgery

Postby therealdeal on Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:29 pm

Where's my own horn so I can toot it?

Oh there it is. *toot*

Guys who don't injure themselves often tend to have a large first injury and then to have a good chance of injuring themselves again quickly. They don't know how to be patient with injuries and go through to whole recovery process.
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Re: Russell Westbrook Another Knee Surgery

Postby XXIV on Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:35 pm

^ Didn't Beverley bump into his knee?
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Re: Russell Westbrook Another Knee Surgery

Postby abeer3 on Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:59 pm

bummer, imo. the thunder were the only team in the west with a shot that I liked (I don't think the spurs have a shot this year). this opens things up for teams I REALLY don't like (clips and Houston).

I'm also one of the few who likes westbrook and think he's underrated.
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Re: Russell Westbrook Another Knee Surgery

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:34 pm

I'm a big fan of Westbrook as well. With him out for a couple of months, the Thunder will lose the top seed in the West.
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Re: Russell Westbrook Another Knee Surgery

Postby therealdeal on Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:48 pm

XXIV wrote:^ Didn't Beverley bump into his knee?

This first time around yes. I never said the injury would be self inflicted or anything, just that when the first injury hits it tends to hit hard. Then the future injuries are due sometimes to weaker joints and sometimes (in my experience often) they try to come back too soon because they lack the patience needed to recover.
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Re: Russell Westbrook Another Knee Surgery

Postby Battle Tested20 on Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:51 pm

And so it begins....

Honestly, I'm surprised this kind of stuff hasn't happened to him earlier. Fans always talk about Rose's game and how he attacks the basket, Russell attacks the rim about the same if not more. I wish the best for him, its got to be even more frustrating for him and the OKC fans knowing that it wasn't even anything Westbrook did, Beverley ran into his knee while Russell was trying to call a timeout.
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Re: Russell Westbrook Another Knee Surgery

Postby karacha on Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:56 pm

AS I mentioned in the Kobe thread --

Hope he's going to be OK. I don't like the guy very much, but he's a great player. Young, athletic, talented... too bad he has problems with that knee. I was impressed with his ability to return after the second surgery and still have 21/7/6.
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Re: Russell Westbrook Another Knee Surgery

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:02 pm

I said this would happen to him after he got seriously injured the first time. The dude went a life time (hell several in terms of sports life) without an injury that kept him out of a game. I still don't like the dude but he is a hell of a player. OKC is going to miss him for sure.
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Re: Russell Westbrook Another Knee Surgery

Postby wcsoldier81 on Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:18 pm

Hopefully he'll be healthy in the postseason ... this NBA season is horrible
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Re: Russell Westbrook Another Knee Surgery

Postby revgen on Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:41 pm

First Rose. Then Kobe. Now Westbrook.
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Re: Russell Westbrook Another Knee Surgery

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:56 am

revgen wrote:First Rose. Then Kobe. Now Westbrook.


And invincible Wade, Bron and Bosh keep going and going....
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