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No lingering health concerns with Rockets’ Russell Westbrook after two offseason surgeries

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There are no lingering health concerns with Houston Rockets superstar point guard Russell Westbrook after his two offseason surgeries, according to Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic.

Westbrook underwent surgery on his left hand to repair a torn ligament in a finger and also had a minor procedure on his surgically repaired right knee.

The Rockets and Westbrook expect there to be no issues during the 2019-20 regular season.

Russell Westbrook underwent surgery on his right knee before the 2018-19 season started. The former MVP has now had five procedures on that knee following the collision with Patrick Beverley in the 2013 playoffs which resulted in a meniscus tear.

This past season for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Westbrook averaged a triple-double for the third consecutive season. He put up 22.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 10.7 assists while shooting 42.8 percent from the field, 29.0 percent from beyond the arc and 65.6 percent from the free-throw line. The finger injury clearly affected Westbrook’s shooting stroke.

The Rockets won’t have to load manage Westbrook. The All-Star guard never wants to sit out games and loves to compete at the highest level. You can expect Houston to stagger Westbrook and James Harden so that the Rockets always have an MVP on the floor running the offense.