News of Russell Westbrook’s latest surgery on his knee (as reported by Darnell Mayberry) drew numerous reactions across Twitter, locally and nationally, in a matter of minutes:
We never talk about Westbrook as an MVP, but when team’s a championship contender with & just 1 of 16 playoff teams w/o, that’s value.
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) December 27, 2013
Russell Westbrook out until after All-Star break after arthroscopic surgery on right knee. Wow! #gamechangerinthewestrace?
— Sekou Smith (@SekouSmithNBA) December 27, 2013
Sam Presti calls it a disappointing situation: “(Russell) was probably playing the best basketball he has played”
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 27, 2013
Westbrook surgery has to unnerve OKC. Can’t seem to get knee right. Playoff seeding matters, but secondary to ? of whether this is chronic.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) December 27, 2013
— John Ireland (@LAIreland) December 27, 2013
Consolation for Thunder fans: Reggie Jackson will get valuable experience for playoffs with RW out til late Feb.
— Mike Monroe (@Monroe_SA) December 27, 2013
No Westbrook means I’m 15% less likely to watch any given NBA game. He’s that central to why I like this sport.
— Bethlehem Shoals (@freedarko) December 27, 2013
WESTBROOK. Swelling in a knee is a sign of injury. can be either chronic or acute! When acute usually is blood =ACL. when chronic=Arthritis
— Dr. Robert Klapper (@DrRobertKlapper) December 27, 2013
Bummed about Westbrook, loved the way he was playing. 3 surgeries for the same injury just doesn't sound good.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 27, 2013