Russell Westbrook undergoes arthroscopic surgery, out at least a month
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook’s preseason is in doubt after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.
The Thunder announced Wednesday that Westbrook underwent the procedure after experiencing some stiffness in his right knee, and he will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Russell Westbrook underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee today after feeling some stiffness in the last week. It's a preemptive "maintenance" procedure. He'll be re-evaluated in four weeks, which could force him to miss the preseason.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) September 12, 2018
Westbrook had been working very hard on one aspect of his game this offseason, but it will be some time before he gets to put it into practice. Oklahoma City opens its season on October 16 at Golden State, so he could be in a race against time to be healthy for the opener.