“The fighting spirit of Russell Westbrook urged him to play against the Rockets' Patrick Beverley who lunged for a steal near the sideline and caught Westbrook's right knee with his backside."
New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
During the playoffs in the past week, we witnessed many turning points. The attention of Manhattan Orthopaedic Care Team was captured by the injury of Russell Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard. Westbrook underwent surgery on Saturday after he tore the lateral meniscus in his right knee. At this point, it is unknown when he will be back in the game, although it is confirmed that he will miss the rest of the playoffs. His team hopes that his recovery will begin immediately and that he will join them on the court sooner than expected.
“The fighting spirit of Russell Westbrook urged him to play against the Rockets' Patrick Beverley who lunged for a steal near the sideline and caught Westbrook's right knee with his backside. A torn meniscus is quite a painful injury, disabling some movement. Arthroscopic surgery can be complex, depending on whether or not the meniscus is repaired with sutures” says Dr. Armin Tehrany, highly esteemed orthopedic surgeon.
The Thunder will certainly miss the 24 year old point guard who averaged 23.6 points per game and played an inspiring role in the offence. Westbrook has 32.8% usage rate, meaning that he had the third of Oklahoma's possession on the ball, which almost always ends up with him scoring.
“His presence on the team is crucial. It’s no surprise that without Westbrook, the team lost a game to Houston.” concludes Dr. Tehrany.
Westbrook is not the only NBA superstar that will leave fans of the Playoffs desperate for entertainment and quality play. Manhattan Orthopaedic Care has created an interactive NBA Injury Report, based on data from NBA.com, to help fans keep track on the injuries in their favorite teams. You can see the Infographic at the following link.
About Armin Tehrany, M.D.
Armin Tehrany, M.D., is a certified physician at Manhattan Orthopaedic Care. Although he specializes in minimally invasive treatment of the shoulder and knee, he treats all types of orthopedic conditions, including those of the upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine. Dr. Tehrany serves on the Board of Directors for the New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as well as the Physicians Advisory Board for the New York County Medical Society. His current interests involve the development of minimally invasive techniques in the management of shoulder and cartilage disorders.