Russell Westbrook Reportedly Being Held Out For Precautionary Reasons

by February 01, 2014


Russell Westbrook’s knee is fully healthy but is being held out until after the All-Star break for “precaution,” according to Yahoo. Westbrook has sat out the Thunder’s last 20 games after undergoing right knee surgery on December 27, and reportedly has a target return date of February 20 against the Miami Heat:

There’s a post-All-Star break target date set for Westbrook, sources told Yahoo Sports – as soon as Feb. 20, hosting the Miami Heat. […]

That knee is strong again, Westbrook’s meniscus problems behind him, and it is merely precaution that’s keeps him out until after the All-Star break this month, sources said.