Russell Westbrook Fractures Right Hand, Extends Thunder’s Injury Woes

russell westbrookThe Oklahoma City Thunder are limping back to the Sooner State defeated and injured.

Not only did the Thunder drop two road games to start the season, but they’ll be without their two best players after Russell Westbrook fractured his second metacarpal in his right hand Thursday night against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The All-Star point guard left in the second quarter after his hand hit Kendrick Perkins’ elbow while going up for a rebound. Westbrook will be re-evaluated Friday, ESPN reported.

The Thunder already are without All-Star forward Kevin Durant, who will miss the next six to eight weeks because of a stress fracture in his right leg. The team also is playing without guards Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb.

Without the NBA’s most prolific scorer, one of the game’s best point guards and two key role players, the Thunder find themselves in a deep hole in a competitive Western Conference.

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