Remember when Russell Westbrook was supposed to miss at least the first month of the season? Yea, me either.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Westbrook could be back on the court with the Thunder in two weeks. Yes, 14 days.
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….
Westbrook began participating in Thunder practice sessions and has impressed everyone with his explosion and fast return to form, sources said.
Then again, Kobe was making great progress but didn’t make opening night. But this is totally different.
Westbrook is younger and is coming back from a very different injury. It wouldn’t at all surprise me if he came back early. It really shouldn’t surprise anyone for that matter.
But I still have my concerns. Should he really comeback earlier than he needs to? I mean, if he’s 100 percent than sure, come back. But what if he’s, let’s say, 80 percent but good enough to play? Will he play? More importantly, should he play?
I think Westbrook should just take all the time he needs, not rush anything. I think more players should take a chapter out of Derrick Rose’s book and take their time during recovery. I’m not sure when this whole “quick recovery” thing became a thing but I could really see this whole “take your time, maybe more time than usual” become a thing. Rose looks good and has no restrictions.
That really should be the goal of every star when they return.
I’m sure Kevin Durant can hold down the fort for a month. The Thunder will be fine. Westbrook should come back when he’s 100 percent, if that happens to be in two weeks, then he should return to the court at that time. If not, he shouldn’t.