Russell Westbrook has been medically cleared and will be in uniform against the Suns tonight, the Thunder announced.
Westbrook’s original timetable was 4-6 weeks, but will return well ahead of that schedule.
“Russell Westbrook has gone through a methodical rehab process jointly created by our medical and performance teams and treating physicians,” said Sam Presti in a statement. “The process has been instrumental in getting Russell to this point and has included various physical and medical benchmarks. The final benchmark being unrestricted basketball activity. After hitting the necessary marks, all parties, including the team, consulting physicians, Russell’s representatives, and most importantly Russell, jointly determined that returning to play was the correct next step.”
No word yet on if he’ll be on a minute restriction or at all limited. One source close to the team though said Westbrook has looked 100 percent and is “ready to go.”