Sam Presti, OKC's general manager, announced that Russell Westbrook will be missing the first 4-6 weeks of the season.

Westbrook underwent anthroscopic knee surgery and is set to miss the first month of the season.

Presti stated, "Russell has been incredible in his work and rehabilitation. He has been pain-free and has performed at a high level during practice, but has experienced recent swelling that had not subsided,”

He went on to say. “After careful consideration and recommendations from the medical team, we elected to do the procedure today based on our consulting physician’s belief that the swelling would be alleviated, and in turn give Russell the best chance for sustained performance throughout the season and beyond. During the procedure it was determined that the source of swelling was due to a loose stitch, and fortunately we were also able to confirm that the meniscus has healed properly."

A rough start for the Thunder.

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