oklahoma city thunder guard russell westbrook undergoes successful knee operation

15:00    13 Sep 2018

Russell Westbrook
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has undergone a successful arthroscopic procedure on his right knee.

This was confirmed by Thunder executive vice president and general manager Sam Prest.

Westbrook was one of Thunder's key players during the 2017/18 National Basketball Association (NBA) season.

The 30-year-old averaged a triple-double for a second straight season during the 2017-18 campaign, with 25.4 points, a league-leading 10.3 assists and 10.1 rebounds.

This made Westbrook the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double in multiple seasons.

"The Thunder, Westbrook and his representation determined that after he experienced inflammation in his knee this past weekend that the best course of action was the proactive procedure, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache with Thunder medical personnel present at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

"The seven-time All-Star averaged a triple-double for a second straight season during the 2017-18 campaign, with 25.4 points, a league-leading 10.3 assists and 10.1 rebounds, making him the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double in multiple seasons."

"Westbrook will be re-evaluated in approximately four weeks, at which time a further update will be provided," a statement from the team read.

Catch the 2018 FIBA World Basketball show on Fox Sports 2 tonight (Thursday, September 13) at 19h30 CAT.

 

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