Report: Rockets' Russell Westbrook Likely to Miss Part of Playoffs with Injury

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistAugust 13, 2020

Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook dribbles against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
Kevin C. Cox/Associated Press

Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook will reportedly miss at least the first few games of his team's first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder because of his strained quadriceps, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle

The injury, which was initially listed as a contusion, was revealed to be a strain by an MRI on Wednesday, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

Westbrook has only appeared in one of the Rockets' last four seeding games because of the injury. He will now be out for at least a few more until he is healthy enough to play.


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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