Russell Westbrook Returns

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Reported by: Martina Del Bonta
Updated: 11/03/2013 4:06 pm Published: 11/03/2013 3:49 pm

The Oklahoma City Thunder get their point guard back.

Three-time All-Star Russell Westbrook returns to the Thunder's lineup tonight against the Phoenix Suns. Westbrook suffered a tear in his meniscus during Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs against the Rockets.

The team released this statement regarding Westbrook's availability:

“Russell Westbrook has gone through a methodical rehab process jointly created by our medical and performance teams and treating physicians. The process has been instrumental in getting Russell to this point and has included various physical and medical benchmarks. The final benchmark being unrestricted basketball activity. After hitting the necessary marks, all parties, including the team, consulting physicians, Russell’s representatives, and most importantly Russell, jointly determined that returning to play was the correct next step.”

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