Russell Westbrook out vs. Rockets with sprained left ankle

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 09, 2018 08:42 AM
Russell Westbrook out vs. Rockets with sprained left ankle
FILE - HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 7: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes to the basket against the Houston Rockets on April 7, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook will miss the Oklahoma City Thunder’s game Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) against the Houston Rockets because of a sprained left ankle.

Thunder coach Billy Donovan made the announcement during his pregame media session.

Westbrook was hurt Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) against New Orleans. After coming down hard on the side of his foot, he pounded the ground in frustration before limping off the court.

Westbrook missed the Thunder’s victory Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) over Cleveland. He was spotted walking into Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) without a limp.

Westbrook had a procedure on his right knee that cost him the preseason and the first two games of the regular season. The Thunder are 5-2 with him in the lineup and 1-2 without him. The former league MVP is averaging 24.1 points, 8.9 assists and 8.3 rebounds.

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