After missing one game because of a facial surgery, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will likely return Wednesday night against Philadelphia – wearing a protective mask, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
There is still a final determination to be made, but Westbrook is expected to play barring an unforeseen setback, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Westbrook is scheduled to go through parts of the Thunder's practice on Tuesday, a league source said.
Westbrook suffered a fracture of the cheekbone on Friday night in Portland and underwent surgery in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Westbrook has been on a historic run, delivering three straight triple-doubles and averaging 31.2 points, 10.3 assists and 9.1 rebounds in the month of February. Westbrook has pushed himself into the MVP discussion and the Thunder (33-27) into the eighth seed of the Western Conference playoff race.
Thunder star Kevin Durant has been sidelined six consecutive games with a foot injury.
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