Rockets’ coach Mike D’Antoni gives update on Russell Westbrook’s injury

Russell Westbrook

Houston Rockets’ head coach Mike D’Antoni is hopeful of the side’s star guard Russell Westbrook in the upcoming matches of the playoffs. 

Earlier, Antoni had ruled out Westbrook’s presence in the side’s first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. Rockets went on to win the contest by 123-108 as the side was led by James Harden’s 37 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists. 

Antoni also ruled out the exact time of the all-star guard after he sustained strained right quadriceps and listed as day-to-day. 

“Can’t rule anything out, but don’t rule anything in,” D’Antoni said.

Westbrook was slated to undergo an MRI scan ahead of the first-round clash but the scan reports are still awaited. The 31-year-old guard complained of soreness in his quadriceps.

In the next game against San Antonio Spurs, Westbrook scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. He played for 28 minutes in the match which Rockets lost by 123-105. 

Westbrook is currently averaging 27.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game in the 2019-20 season for the Rockets.