Report: Russell Westbrook to Return Wearing a Facemask

by March 03, 2015

OKC Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook is expected to miss just one game following surgery to repair a facial fracture.

Westbrook will reportedly be back in action Wednesday night, rocking a protective facemask against the poor Philadelphia Sixers.

Russ is currently on a historic streak of three consecutive triple-doubles — with averages of 31.2 points, 10.3 assists and 9.1 rebounds in February — and is one of the NBA’s leading MVP candidates this season.

Per Yahoo! Sports:

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 said.


There is still a final determination to be made, but Westbrook is expected to play barring an unforeseen setback, league sources said.


Westbrook is scheduled to go through parts of the Thunder’s practice on Tuesday, a league source said.