Russell Westbrook undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery

Russell Westbrook undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery

Russell Westbrook. right, scored 46 points in a losing effort Friday night in Salt Lake CIty. 

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.

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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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