After struggling to beat an 8-man Thunder team without Durant and Westbrook, the Clippers are trailing the Lakers, 63-62.
A more definitive timetable for recovery would become clear after the procedure. But surgery suggests Westbrook will be out a little longer.
Given the Thunder's history of taking the most cautious approach with injuries, expect Westbrook to undergo a procedure in the near future.
Russell Westbrook underwent further evaluation from outside consultants on his fractured hand today, and surgery is now a consideration.
Durant afuera. Westbrook afuera. El Thunder es una motocicleta con las dos gomas pinchadas. Nadie puede juzgar a Brooks, el conductor, ahora
Number of games in OKC team history without Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant: 1. That's it.
So Russell Westbrook broken hand expected to cost him 4-6 weeks... Time for those young guys they have been grooming to step up.
If Russell Westbrook's broken hand does keep him out 4-6 weeks, that's right on the line for Dec. 12 game vs. Wolves, season's first meetnig
If KD, Westbrook return mid-Dec. and win last season's 72 %, OKC would have to go 7-13 w/out them to reach the 50 wins probably takes in WC.
Not so fun what if: OKC drops to 8th, because of the insane conference and injuries to KD + Westbrook. They draw the Spurs in 1st round.
So both Westbrook/Durant could/should be back for X-Mas Day game in SA. Would miss 22 games or so in the meantime.
Russell Westbrook didn't miss a single regular season game during his first five seasons in the league. Now on an injury streak.
Westbrook injury came two weeks to the day after Durant's surgery. Puts both stars on same 4-6 week timetable.
The Oklahoman reporting that missing 4-6 weeks could be the time frame for Russell Westbrook, he broke a bone in his right hand last night
Thunder are 0-2, and if Westbrook is really out 4-6 weeks, facing maybe 20 games w/o Durant and Russ. In the West, that is real danger.
Russell Westbrook will be out 4-6 weeks.
Russell Westbrook out for 4-6 weeks. Not only do we miss out on Primal Westbrook, we might miss out on them in the Playoffs too. WOOF.
Russell Westbrook suffered a small fracture of the 2nd metacarpal in his right hand last night. He may miss 4-6 weeks, The Oklahoman reports