Bad news, Thunder fans. Although Russell Westbrook was expected to be back in the starting lineup for Oklahoma City at the start of the 2013-14 NBA season after tearing the meniscus in his right knee during the 2013 NBA Playoffs, it sounds like he's going to start the year off on the bench. According to multiple reports, Westbrook had to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee today because of some swelling. During the surgery, doctors discovered a loose stitch in the knee which caused the swelling, but the surgery will keep Westbrook out of the Thunder lineup for at least four weeks and possibly up to six weeks.

It sucks to hear that Westbrook will be stuck on the sidelines at the start of the season. But hopefully he'll be back and better than ever once he heals from this surgery. Otherwise, the Thunder could be in some real trouble this season. So get well soon, Russ.

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[via Sam Amick]