Clippers Optimistic About Russell Westbrook Playoff Return Post-Surgery for Broken Hand

Clippers Optimistic About Russell Westbrook's Playoff Return Post-Surgery for Broken Hand

Los Angeles Clippers guard Russell Westbrook underwent surgery on his broken left hand, as confirmed by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. While the exact duration of his absence remains uncertain, the Clippers are optimistic about Westbrook’s potential return before the playoffs commence.

Westbrook sustained the injury during the second quarter of the Clippers’ victory over the Washington Wizards, experiencing discomfort while attempting to defend against Jordan Poole. Despite initially remaining in the game, Westbrook’s pain prompted his substitution and subsequent absence for the remainder of the match.


As a key contributor off the bench, Westbrook’s absence will be felt by the Clippers. Despite averaging career-low statistics this season, his experience and versatility make him a valuable asset to the team’s playoff aspirations.

Currently holding a 39-20 record, the Clippers are positioned favorably in the Western Conference standings, trailing the top spot by a mere 2.5 games. With 23 regular-season games remaining, including a matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Clippers anticipate Westbrook’s potential return to bolster their postseason campaign.

Should Russell Westbrook recover in time for the playoffs, his presence could significantly enhance the Clippers’ chances of a deep postseason run. As the team awaits further updates on his recovery timeline, optimism remains high for Westbrook’s eventual return to the court.



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