Contact Us

Thunder Guard Russell Westbrook Out Indefinitely

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

One of the biggest NBA postseason injuries in years has shaken up the Western conference.

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, a three-time All-Star and Olympic gold medalist, is OUT indefinitely after tearing meniscus in his right knee on Wednesday night.

Thunder officials have released no timetable about a possible return, as Westbrook is scheduled to undergo knee surgery to repair the meniscus in the next few days.

Oklahoma City, the top seed in the West, currently leads the 8 seeded Houston Rockets 2-0 in the first round of the playoffs. If Westbrook is unable to return, the Thunder go from being the favorite to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals, to a team with an extremely tough road to hoe moving forward.

The injury occurred in the second quarter when Rockets rookie guard Patrick Beverly attempted to steal the ball from Westbrook just as Russell was leaning across the half court line to call a timeout. Westbrook remained in the game, and played the majority of the second half, helping OKC slip by the underdog Rockets 105-102.

Game 3 of the match up takes place tomorrow night in Houston. Tip-off is set for 8:30.

Babes

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://espn1420.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on SPORTS RADIO ESPN 1420 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on SPORTS RADIO ESPN 1420 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!