The Houston Rockets team defending Russell Westbrook’s readiness for the start of the NBA playoffs is uncertain after an MRI scan showed tight muscles in his right quadriceps, the team announced Wednesday.
Westbrook will not play for the remainder of the seed schedule and will be reevaluated before the knockout stages begin next week.
The team planned to leave Westbrook sidelined to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday to rest, but he has now been dropped from the Philadelphia 76ers game on Friday.
Westbrook, who arrived late at the NBA’s Walt Disney World campus for testing positive for COVID-19, felt pain in his right quadrant for the first time following the Rockets̵7;s defeat to Portland Trail Blazers on the day August 4th. He sits out. According to the team, two games played by the right quarter.
He played 28 minutes in Houston’s defeat to San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, scoring 20 points, five rebounds and six assists.
Westbrook, the nine-time star acquired in a blockbuster deal with Oklahoma City Thunder last summer, averaged 27.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game during the season. His first prize with the Rockets.