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Russell Westbrook says he’ll be ready to go opening night after offseason knee scope

Russell Westbrook

Any fear Houston Rockets fans felt about new star Russell Westbrook’s knee issues have been temporarily alleviated. On Friday morning, the enigmatic guard announced that despite the knee scope, he’ll be ready to play on opening night:

Westbrook has a history of knee injuries.

In 2013, while with the Thunder, Patrick Beverley crashed into Westbrook while going for a steal. Westbrook tore his meniscus and was knocked out of the playoffs. This injury would require two surgeries.

In 2017, Westbrook received PRP injections in the same knee and sat out of training camp. However, he only missed two regular-season games.

Most recently, he had arthroscopic surgery on the troublesome right knee. Thankfully, it seems like Westbrook is fully healed and ready to begin the season with his new team.

One of the reasons the Rockets traded for Russell Westbrook is because his predecessor, Chris Paul, was so injury-prone. Westbrook, on the other hand, has been fairly durable.

In the past three seasons, the former Thunder star has only missed 12 games. Houston will look forward to having a younger guard who can stay on the court when the games matter most.

Russell Westbrook enters the season with a chip on his shoulder and the most talented teammate he has played with since he suited up with Kevin Durant.

It’d be great for both the Rockets and the NBA if the crowd energizer can stay on the floor for the entire season.