Russell Westbrook has knee procedure, out at least 1 month | NBA

Russell Westbrook’s 2018-19 season isn’t off to a great start.

The Thunder star underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure on his right knee Wednesday after experiencing inflammation in his knee over the weekend, team vice president and general manager Sam Presti announced.

Westbrook is scheduled to be re-evaluated and given a more precise recovery timeline in four weeks.

Depending on his rehabilitation, Westbrook could miss the entire preseason and possibly the first few games of the regular season.

The 2017 NBA MVP has had two surgeries on his right knee in recent years, and also underwent an arthroscopic procedure during the 2013-14 season.

Westbrook, 29, boasts career averages of 23.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 8.2 assists per game over his 10 years in the NBA.

The defending-champion Warriors are slated to host the Thunder in their home opener Oct. 16.



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