Westbrook underwent arthroscopic surgery Friday, his third since tearing tore his lateral meniscus in April.
Although the news of this setback came virtually out of nowhere, Westbrook has been dealing with swelling in his knee. He had been getting his knee drained regularly in an attempt to combat the swelling, however, after the swelling kept reappearing it was determined by medical staff that the procedure was necessary.
Oklahoma City beat writer Darnell Mayberry took to twitter to announce the news and set a timetable for Westbrook.
Russell Westbrook underwent scope surgery on his knee today to address recent swelling. He's expected back post All-Star break. More coming.Westbrook says he had not been experiencing any pain, in fact, he was still performing extraordinarily on the court; averaging 21.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 8.1 assists in 14 games in December. On Christmas Day's win over the Knicks Tuesday, Westbrook became the fifth player in NBA history to record a triple-double on Christmas.
— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) December 27, 2013
Point guard Reggie Jackson is expected to start in Westbrook's absence.