Posted December 27, 2013

OKC’s Russell Westbrook undergoes knee scope, out until after All-Star Break

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Russell Westbrook led the Thunder to one of the Western Conference’s best records. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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.

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Westbrook is averaging 21.3 points, seven assists and six rebounds in 25 games this season for the Thunder, who are a half game behind the Portland Trailblazers for the best record in the Western Conference.


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