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Report: Westbrook might return in two weeks

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The Oklahoma City Thunder could be getting Russell Westbrook back soon.

Yahoo! Sports reported that the point guard is progressing in his recovery from knee surgery and could be back on the court within two weeks.

Westbrook, 24, underwent a second procedure on his right knee in early October. At the time, it was estimated that his recovery would be four to six weeks. But he could be ahead of schedule. The Yahoo report indicated that teammates were impressed with Westbrook in recent practices.

The knee injury -- a slight meniscus tear -- occurred in Game 2 of the Thunder's first round playoff series with the Houston Rockets last spring. Without Westbrook, the Thunder's hopes of trying to unset the Miami Heat as NBA champion evaporated.

In 82 regular-season games last season before the injury, the sixth-year pro averaged 23.2 points and 7.4 assists.
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