Thunder's Russell Westbrook out indefinitely with knee injury

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will undergo surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee, the team has announced. The injury has caused Westbrook to be listed as out indefinitely, a huge blow for the Thunder.

Westbrook sustained the injury in the second quarter of last night's contest against the Houston Rockets. It was a fluke event, as there was a timeout called and Westbrook stopped playing. However, Rockets' Patrick Beverley didn't stop, and the two ultimately knocked knees.



Beverley is certain to take some heat, considering the replay and the fact that he didn't show any concern for Westbrook's frustration after the game. Rockets fans will probably love the response, but it may not be well received by those outside of Houston.

“I don’t care what your status is, any of that,” Beverley said. “I’m just trying to win basketball games, so whatever it takes. If someone gets frustrated, someone gets frustrated. By the end of the day, I’m there to play basketball and help the Rockets win, so that’s my only focus.”

There's currently no timetable for Westbrook's return. He's not listed as out for the playoffs yet, considering they stretch so long into the summer. If the Thunder are able to advance, he could be back. This is the same surgery that Metta World Peace return from in 12 days, so anything is possible.

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