• Nick Fay

Westbrook Out Until December


Russell Westbrook has a broken bone in his right hand, and will likely be out until mid-

December.

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Darnell Mayberry, at the Oklahoman, has the report:

"The early indication is that Russell Westbrook could miss four to six weeks after fracturing the second metacarpal in his right hand Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers.

It could keep the Thunder's electric point guard sidelined through mid-December and add him to an already ridiculously long list of injured Oklahoma City players who are expected to miss the season's first month.

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Westbrook appeared to sustain his hand injury with just over eight minutes remaining in the second quarter of the Thunder's 93-90 loss to the Clippers. After missing a shot in front of the rim, Westbrook went for the offensive rebound but hit his hand against [Kendrick] Perkins' back. Westbrook immediately looked down at his hand and grimaced. As he transitioned on defense, he attempted to shake off the discomfort. But 90 seconds later, Westbrook removed himself from the game and after pausing briefly at the end of the bench darted toward the locker room."

This could be a huge problem for the Thunder, especially with Durant being out at least another month. The Thunder should still be able to get into the playoffs, but Durant and Westbrook's work will be cut out for them when they return.

*Photo via USA Today

-Nicholas Diesing-Fay

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