OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook underwent two procedures in Los Angeles to repair injuries on his left hand and his right knee Tuesday. This was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Royce Young.
Westbrook is expected to make a full recovery this offseason and should be prepared to participate in training camp. The knee procedure was described as proactive maintenance.
According to the report, Westbrook played the final six weeks of the season with the hand injury. Westbrook’s hand was visibly wrapped in KT tape to soothe the injury.
Westbrook was not in a sharing mood during his exit interview in late April. When asked if he was playing through injury, Westbrook said he, “was alright.”
This is the the same knee that was injured during the first round of the 2013 playoffs when Patrick Beverley ran into Westbrook during a timeout. Westbrook tore his meniscus as a result. He never had an issue with this knee until a knee-scope procedure in September caused him to miss the following training camp and the first two games of the regular season.