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Westbrook (hand) will most likely go through the non-contact part of practice Saturday, the Oklahoman reports.

Westbrook, like fellow superstar Kevin Durant, will probably attempt to practice with the team Saturday, but only in the non-contact drills. Considering he's limited to non-contact portions of practice, it's clear he'll still be out for a good chunk of time, but either way it's a step in the right direction and evidence that he's progressing in his recovery from his surgically repaired right hand. He should be re-evaluated again in the coming week or two.

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Westbrook (hand) was shooting with his surgically repaired right hand during Tuesday's shootaround, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.

Westbrook is still more than a week away from being reevaluated after undergoing surgery on Nov. 1, but the fact that he's already able to shoot without issue is certainly encouraging. More will be known when he's assessed at the end of the month, and the Thunder are expected to provide a return timetable at that time.

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Westbrook underwent successful surgery Saturday to address a fracture in the second metacarpal in his right hand, and will be reevaluated in four weeks.

A further update on Westbrook's timetable will be given in four weeks, but look for the team to be pretty cautious in the handling of Westbrook following the surgery. He could miss a couple months, and in the meantime, Reggie Jackson and Sebastian Telfair will get all of the minutes at point guard.

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Westbrook (hand) is considering having surgery after undergoing further evaluation from outside consultants Friday, The Oklahoman reports.

Westbrook's timetable for recovery could be pushed back a bit if he does elect to undergo the surgery. The Thunder reportedly have a history of being cautious when approaching injuries, suggesting Westbrook will more than likely have the procedure. Reggie Jackson and Sebastian Telfair are expected to receive substantial minutes at point guard in his absence.

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Westbrook (broken hand) will miss four-to-six weeks, the Oklahoman's Anthony Slater reports.

It's a similar injury to what Rajon Rondo suffered, and Rondo was able to return in four weeks after originally having a six-week timetable, so there's hope for Westbrook's owners that he will only be out a month. In the meantime, the Thunder's remaining rag-tag backcourt crew featuring a banged up Reggie Jackson (ankle) and Sebastian Telfair will attempt to fill the large portion of the offense vacated by Westbrook. Don't look for Westbrook to have the same value owners expected when they drafted him, as he is now on the same timetable as Kevin Durant, so he will likely be the second option for most of his remaining games this season.

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Westbrook has a small fracture in his right hand, the Oklahoman reports.

No timetable has been announced as of yet, but Rajon Rondo recently suffered a broken hand and was expected to miss six weeks of action after undergoing surgery. Rondo was able to return in just over four weeks, so until there's an official announcement on how long Westbrook will be out, managers should hold onto him. In the mean time, as long as Westbrook is sidelined, Reggie Jackson (ankle) should be a big part of the Thunder's offense. Unfortunately, Jackson is also sidelined with an injury at the moment, leaving Sebastian Telfair as the only healthy point guard on the roster at the moment.

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Westbrook will not return to Thursday's game after suffering a right hand injury in the second quarter, The Oklahoman reports.

Westbrook went straight to the locker room after injuring his hand going up for a rebound. His official status was initially listed as questionable, but changed to out as the team's came out for the second half. The team is already without one superstar in Kevin Durant, so losing Westbrook for an extended period of time could be devastating. The Thunder should update his condition in the near future, as his status for Saturday's game could be in question.

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Westbrook left Thursday's game with an apparent hand injury and his return is questionable, The Oklahoman reports.

Westbrook left the game and went straight to the locker room rather than heading to the bench. The injury occurred as he went up for a rebound, and he left the game immediately after. The Thunder are already down one superstar with Kevin Durant out for an extended period of time, but luckily it appears the injury isn't too serious for Westbrook as his return is questionable.

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Westbrook scored 38 points (11-26 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 15-16 FT) in his first game without Kevin Durant.

Owners who drafted Westbrook should be very pleased seeing how many shots he attempted without Durant on the floor. Serge Ibaka and Lance Thomas were the only other players on the roster to attempt 10 or more shots Wednesday, and Westbrook had 26 points in the first half alone. With Durant out, owners can't necessarily expect 38 points each night, but they can expect the offense to run through Westbrook at all times.

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Westbrook (rest) will not play Thursday against New Orleans, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.

It's simply a night off for Westbrook, who figures to play big minutes and carry a heavy workload when the regular season opens, particularly given the absence of Kevin Durant (leg).