Report: Russell Westbrook could return in two weeks

Oct 20, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (0) and Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) watch action late in the game against the Utah Jazz at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

A report by the very reliable Adrian Wojnarowksi came out tonight that Russell Westbrook could return for the Oklahoma City Thunder in as soon as two weeks.

Oklahoma Thunder star Russell Westbrook has made significant progress in his recovery from a second surgical procedure on his knee and could return to the Thunder’s lineup within two weeks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

When news that Westbrook’s rehab process would be delayed first came out, it was reported that he would likely miss the first 4-6 weeks of the season.

Two weeks would just be huge for the Thunder, who are already be questioned as legitimate contenders by a lot of critics.

Westbrook has begun participating in Thunder practices and reports are that he has impressed everyone with his “explosion and fast return to form.”

This isn’t a huge surprise to me only because we know what a freak athlete Russ is. I always thought he would recover from this injury faster than anyone else normally would.

Westbrook is typically a slow starter during seasons so the faster he can come back, the better for OKC, who may need all the help they can get as they also adapt to life without Kevin Martin coming off the bench.

We will keep you updated over here with the latest on Westbrook’s injury.

Topics: Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook

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