The Washington Wizards are doing all they can to upset the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Unfortunately, they might have to do it without Russell Westbrook, who left the game and headed straight to the locker room during Game 2 on Wednesday.

That's not a good sign and the fact he headed straight to the locker room could cause some serious concern for the Wizards. It appears to be a sprained ankle for Brodie.

Hopefully, Westbrook is fine, for the sake of everybody. He has been on a tear as of late and willed the Wizards into the play-in tournament before eventually grabbing the 8-seed in the Eastern Conference.

He surpassed Oscar Robertson for the top mark in all-time triple-doubles earlier in the season and has turned it around since a slow start to the 2020-2021 campaign.

If the Wizards want any shot at upsetting the Sixers and MVP-candidate Joel Embiid, not to mention Defensive Player of the Year candidate Ben Simmons, they will need both Westbrook and Bradley Beal to be playing at their best. Beal finished 2nd in the NBA in points per game and was contending with Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry for the scoring title.

This could be the end of the road for the Wizards season if Westbrook can't make a return to the series.