The Wizards have listed point guard Russell Westbrook as questionable for their game against the Miami Heat on Saturday night, but it's not because of his injured right ring finger. It is due to a quadriceps injury and not the one he battled through last year with the Houston Rockets.
That was his right quad, this time it's his left quad. The team did not offer any more details than that. Head coach Scott Brooks will fill everyone in during his pregame press conference at 5:15 p.m.
Westbrook played on Friday night despite dislocating his right ring finger in the Wizards' loss to the Sixers on Wednesday. He did not have a good game with seven turnovers and a 4-for-16 shooting line.
If Westbrook has to miss Saturday's game, or any others moving forward, Raul Neto is likely to start in his place. Westbrook has missed two games already this season due to rest. Each time, Neto was promoted from the No. 3 point guard role into the starting lineup to keep Ish Smith with the second unit.
As Westbrook has struggled early this season, there has been speculation among fans and media about whether he has the same explosiveness he did last year. This is the first real indication something is limiting his mobility.
Westbrook, 32, is averaging 19.3 points, 11.3 assists and 9.7 rebounds per game this season.