Russell Westbrook Will Miss Remainder of the 2013 NBA Playoffs

Russell Westbrook Will Miss Remainder of the 2013 NBA PlayoffsMark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports

If there was any hope among the Oklahoma City Thunder fans that Russell Westbrook would "pull a Metta World Peace" and return less than two weeks after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, guess we could put that idea to rest. According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, the doctors involved opted the repair, instead of removing, which "requires a longer recovery time but also is a better long-term solution" and as a result, Russ will miss the rest of the playoffs. 

A specific timetable for Westbrook's return is uncertain at the moment. 

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