• Russell Westbrook undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure on his right knee, according to a news release from the team.

    The decision to have the procedure done came after Westbrook experienced inflammation in his knee over the weekend.

    Team officials said Westbrook will be re-evaluated in approximately four weeks. The Thunder's first regular season game is scheduled for Oct. 16 against the Golden State Warriors.

    The Thunder will make a preseason appearance at Tulsa's BOK Center in a game against the Atlanta Hawks on Oct. 7.

    ESPN's Royce Young said Westbrook could miss preseason because of the procedure:

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