Russell Westbrook: Torn Meniscus Staff

Update: Westbrook will undergo surgery for a meniscus tear in his right knee, reports.

Recommendation: Westbrook hurt his knee during Wednesday's game against the Rockets, but he was able to play through the injury, so it's surprising that it is requiring surgery. Typical recovery time for a torn meniscus can extend to 6-8 weeks, but the Lakers Metta World Peace was able to return to action less than two weeks after his surgery for the same injury earlier this season. In any case, consider Westbrook out indefinitely with a return during the playoffs up in the air.

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