Russell Westbrook out for Thunder; needs knee surgery
By JEFF LATZKE AP Sports Writer April 26, 2013 12:00PM
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) smashes his hand onto the scorer's table after colliding with Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverly Beverley in the second quarter of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and be out indefinitely.
The Thunder announced the injury Friday.
Westbrook was hurt in Game 2 of the Thunder’s playoff series against Houston on Wednesday night. Rookie Patrick Beverley lunged into him trying for a steal in the second quarter and his hip collided with Westbrook’s knee.
Westbrook has never previously missed a game in his four NBA seasons.