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Russell Westbrook dealing with ‘pretty bad’ quad injury since training camp, per Wizards coach Scott Brooks

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Russell Westbrook is going to miss some time with the Washington Wizards with a quad injury, something that he has apparently been dealing with since before the season started.

While Westbrook was given a timetable to return, head coach Scott Brooks revealed that Westbrook has been suffering with his quad ailment since training camp.

“He will probably be upset that I’m saying this. He hurt himself, he got hit pretty bad in his quad in training camp,” the  Wizards coach said, via Chase Hughes of NBC Sports. “The thing about him is he’s tough as nails.”

On Monday, it was discovered that Russell Westbrook was going to miss a week of action due to his quad injury. Even though it was believed to be a new injury the Wizards guard sustained recently, Brooks is now saying that the veteran point guard has been experiencing pain to his quad since last month.

Westbrook missed Washington’s most recent game against the Miami Heat due to injuries to his quad and his finger. At the same time, the Wizards was without Bradley Beal due to the league’s health and safety protocols.

Brooks believes that Westbrook’s quad could improve with some rest, and so he is sitting his All-Star guard for at least a week. As a result, he’s set to miss games against the Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons.

With that being said, it is worth noting that Westbrook wasn’t being listed on the injury report for his quad injury every game. Nevertheless, Brooks made it clear that Westbrook hasn’t been 100 percent yet this season.