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Report: Russell Westbrook’s timeline to return after suffering new quad injury

Russell Westbrook, Wizards

Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook has recently sustained a quad injury that is expected to keep him on the sidelines for at least a week, per Quinton Mayo.

Westbrook last played against the Boston Celtics where he notched 12 points, four rebounds, and eight assists in 29 minutes for the Wizards. However, the team still succumbed to the Celtics on a 116-107 loss despite Bradley Beal’s 41-point scoring outburst.

The 2017 NBA MVP already sat out their most recent game against the Miami Heat due to the quad injury. His running mate in Beal also didn’t suit up due to the league’s health and safety protocols.

Washington still managed to hang around even without their top two players against the Heat but ultimately lost on a 128-124 defeat. After the loss, the Wizards dropped back to a 2-8 record to nab 15th place in the Eastern Conference.

Westbrook’s short absence will potentially rule him out of this week’s home games against the Phoenix Suns and the Utah Jazz along with a road game against the Detroit Pistons.

Through seven appearances, Westbrook is still producing all-around performances and averaging norms of 19.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 11.3 assists in 37.1 minutes of action. However, his heavy production has yet to translate to wins for the Wizards despite being in a familiar scheme led by head coach Scott Brooks.

The Wizards also recently lost Thomas Bryant to a season-ending torn ACL injury and would be needing Russell Westbrook back at the helm as soon as possible.

Washington will aim to snag their third win of the season even without their star point guard as they host the Suns on Jan. 11.