Oklahoma City Thunder star point guard Russell Westbrook underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday after feeling some stiffness in the last week and will be re-evaluated in four weeks, the team announced in a press release.
Westbrook will likely miss the entire preseason.
Russell Westbrook underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee today after feeling some stiffness in the last week. It's a preemptive "maintenance" procedure. He'll be re-evaluated in four weeks, which could force him to miss the preseason.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) September 12, 2018
The is the fourth procedure Westbrook has had on his right knee following a collision with Patrick Beverley in the 2013 playoffs that resulted in a meniscus tear. Westbrook underwent three surgeries on the knee in a nine-month span. It has been four and a half years since any surgery was performed on Westbrook’s knee.
The explosive guard has averaged a triple-double two seasons in a row and won the 2017 MVP award. Last season, Westbrook averaged 25.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 10.3 assists per game while shooting 44.9 percent from the field and 29.8 percent from three.
The Thunder lost to the Utah Jazz in the first-round of the 2018 playoffs in six games. They open the upcoming season against the Golden State Warriors.