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Russell Westbrook out indefinitely with knee injury

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Russell Westbrook out indefinitely with knee injury

russell-westbrook-oklahoma-city-thunderOklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and is out indefinitely.

Westbrook, who in his five NBA seasons has never missed a game, was injured in the Thunder’s Game 2 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night when Rockets rookie guard Patrick Beverley lunged into him trying to make a steal in the second quarter.

Westbrook has averaged 24 points over the first two games of this series, both wins by Oklahoma City. ¬†Westbrook remained in the game Wednesday but was clearly hurting after the injury. ¬†He sat out the Thunder’s practice on Thursday before the Thunder’s medical team and specialists determined that surgery was required.

Game 3 is Saturday night in Houston.

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