Russell Westbrook will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.
Westbrook apparently tore his meniscus on the infamous play with Patrick Beverley. No timetable has been announced for his recovery, but this is an absolutely devastating blow to the Thunder's title prospects. Without Westbrook, OKC will rely heavily on Reggie Jackson and veteran Derek Fisher to fill the void, but this puts all of the pressure on Kevin Durant. While we won't have to hear about how many shot attempts Westbrook is taking away from Durant, there's no question this really dims the outlook of the team going forward.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter"
Russell Westbrook is out for the season with a meniscus tear in his right knee & will need surgery. This NBA postseason stinks.— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) April 26, 2013
More horrible news for NBA fans. Now if you're a fan of the Miami Heat this is great news. The Thunder were realistically the only team capable of knocking off the Heat this postseason. Now the only way the Heat doesn't win is if injuries derail them as well. Rose, Rondo, Kobe, Westbrook. The list of marquee players missing from this year's playoffs is staggering. JR 4/26/2013 12:59:00 PM Tweet