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Thunder news: Russell Westbrook says recovery from PRP injections ‘going well’

Russell Westbrook

A few days prior to reigning league MVP Russell Westbrook inked his five-year, $205 million super max extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder, it was revealed he underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right knee this offseason.

The 28-year-old on Sunday gave an update on his recovery from the procedure with a short and direct response, according to Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript.

Although this operation was on the same knee that had suffered a torn meniscus a few years ago, there should not be any concern about it becoming a long-term issue. That said, he may miss some time in the preseason as a precautionary measure to make sure that no setback occurs.

It also shouldn’t come as a surprise that head coach Billy Donovan has yet to decide Westbrook’s status for the preseason opener on Tuesday night against the Houston Rockets.

The Thunder are set to enter a highly-promising season with Russell Westbrook being one of the primary pieces to the puzzle alongside offseason additions in All-Star forwards Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. There is a chance the trio could help elevate the Thunder into the title picture as a serious threat to dethrone the Golden State Warriors.