The All-Star point guard of the Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook will undergoe surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee and be out indefinitely. This will be a huge blow to the championship hopes of the Thunders.
Sam Presti the General manager of the ballclub said that they have not yet scheduled Westbrook's surgery and have no accurate timeline for his return.
"We're not trying to rush him or bring him back ahead of schedule. We want to make sure he's healthy and his knee is right, That's our only concern with it right now. We have to come together as a team and worry about the basketball. All he has to worry about is him getting healthy" Durant said.
Russell hurt his knee in Game 2 against Houston Rockets last Wednesday when Rookie Patrick Beverly lunged for a steal and his hip collided with Westbrook's knee.
"Anyone who knows me knows I don't go out there and try to hurt anybody. I play at one speed and that's fast. I was just trying to make a play on the ball before they called a timeout and it's just unfortunate," Beverley said.
''Our team as a whole, we've got a resilient group of guys, a lot of character within that locker room and a group that enjoys playing together and has been through some adversities over the last several years that they've been together. We'd expect them to adjust, come together and have different guys step in and play well collectively,'' Presti said.
Game 3 will be this Saturday night in Houston. Westbrook averaged 24 points and seven assists in the first two games, both won by top-seeded Oklahoma City.