Thunder head coach Scott Brooks suggested that the swelling was normal and anticipated, but that doesn’t seem to be the case today as Westbrook underwent another operation and now will reportedly miss the first four to six weeks of the regular season, this according to David Aldridge:
OKC says Russell Westbrook had arthroscopic surgery today on right knee after it swelled b/c of a loose stitch. Out first 4-6 wks of season.
As Aldridge reports, the swelling was due to a loose stitch – nothing more, so if there’s any good news it’s that Westbrook didn’t go under the knife again due to a failed physical operation, rather, just a faulty stitch.
I’m not sure that will make Thunder faithful feel that much better, but at least there isn’t any long term concern.
Reggie Jackson, who was slated to be the Thunder’s sixth man, will take over Westbrook’s place until he can return.