NBA Playoffs: Russell Westbrook Likely Out For The Season With Torn Meniscus
Apr 24, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) handles the ball against Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverly (12) in the second half during game two of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Oklahoma City Thunder star point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery Friday for a torn meniscus in his right knee that he suffered Wednesday night in game 2. He is officially listed as out indefinitely, but will in all likelihood; miss the rest of the series with the Houston Rockets.
With the Thunder up 2-0, the injury will make a dramatic impact in the series, as the Rockets came close of stealing game 2 in OKC. With the series shifting to Houston, the Rockets will have all the confidence and momentum as the Thunder will no longer be at full strength.
The Thunder will now turn to Reggie Jackson as their starter, and still have veteran Derek Fisher off the bench.
Westbrook was injured in the second quarter of game 2 on this collision with Patrick Beverley: