Feb. 10, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Westbrook Injury Update: No more crutches


Russell Westbrook has been killing it on Vine lately. Yesterday, it wasn’t the usual video of him singing Taylor Swift will strumming on his crutches.

It appears that Westbrook no longer needs crutches for the partial tear of his MCL that he suffered in Game 2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s first round series vs. the Houston Rockets.

Westbrook limps out into the backyard of his house with the crutches, then attempts to break them and throws the crutches into the pool. Then he shoots a basketball into the pool while saying, “I’m back.”

The injury Westbrook suffered courtesy of Patrick Beverley was actually not that serious, but it did come at a time so late in the season that he clearly would not have been able to return, even if the Thunder had made it to the NBA Finals.

It’s no surprise that Westbrook will have a speedy recovery from this and he will likely be 100 percent by the start of next season. Westbrook is after all a freak when it comes to injuries and this was the first time ever he was seriously hurt.

This is nothing like the situation Derrick Rose is in where he missed an entire season. Westbrook’s injury is one that NBA players typically return from in 6-8 weeks. The Thunder decided to play it safe and not try and rush him back to the court.

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