NBA Rumor: Russell Westbrook Injury

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Russell Westbrook out at least a week?

Russell Westbrook, who was acquired from the Houston Rockets in exchange for John Wall (21.2 points, 5.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 34.6 minutes) is dealing with a new right quad injury that is likely to hold him out of action for at least a week (Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons), my sources tell me. Also, he still hasn’t quite found his footing in a “familiar” Scott Brooks scheme, alongside Beal.

“Russ looked good, he hasn’t been able to play basketball this summer,” Harden said. “Just getting to his rhythm and his basketball shape. We got two really good days of practice ahead of us, and get ready for Thursday.” Westbrook also has the issue of his dislocated fingers to deal with, but it’s not expected to keep him out of the opener. “If you’re going to have an injury, your finger is the best one to have,” a team executive said.
2 years ago via ESPN

Russell Westbrook — who has been dealing with some dislocated fingers on his right hand — left the team’s game against the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter in obvious discomfort. The star point guard lost the ball, immediately grabbed at his right hand, then ran off the court and directly into the tunnel leading to the Rockets’ locker room without stopping. He finished with 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists on 6-of-13 shooting in 26 minutes. Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said Westbrook aggravated the finger issue, and will be fine.
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