It appears Russell Westbrook will miss just about all of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s training camp and possibly the beginning of the 2018-19 NBA season.
That’s what the math says, given the Thunder’s announcement early Wednesday afternoon that Westbrook underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
In the release sent to media by the organization, it was not mentioned if the surgery took place on Wednesday or earlier, however, the final sentence of the release read as follows:
“Westbrook will be re-evaluated in approximately four weeks, at which time a further update will be provided.”
Thunder training camp opens Sept. 25. On Oct. 3, the Thunder play their first preseason game against Detroit.
The regular season opens Oct. 16 at defending NBA champion Golden State.
According to the release, “The Thunder, Westbrook and his representation determined that after he experienced inflammation in his knee this past weekend that the best course of action was the proactive procedure, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache with Thunder medical personnel present at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles.”
Westbrook, a seven-time NBA All-Star point guard, averaged a triple-double for the second straight season last year, averaging 25.4 points, 10.3 assists and 10.1 rebounds.
This story will be updated.