Oklahoma Thunder star Russell Westbrook has made significant progress in his recovery from a second surgical procedure on his knee and could return to the Thunder’s lineup within two weeks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The Thunder issued an original timetable of six to eight weeks from Wednesday’s opening night for Westbrook, but barring an unforeseen setback he could be back in the lineup by mid-November.
Westbrook began participating in Thunder practice sessions and has impressed everyone with his explosion and fast return to form, sources said.
Westbrook’s timetable was actually 4-6 weeks from the beginning of the season, but it appears he may be able to return sooner than later. From what I’ve heard, there’s very little chance he’ll require the full six weeks.