Russell Westbrook already is off crutches and shooting free throws, but the All-Star point guard says he doesn't know when he'll be ready to return to the court for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Westbrook, who had his third knee operation since April on Dec. 27, offered his first public comments Sunday before the Thunder's game against the Boston Celtics.
Westbrook says he wasn't in any pain but his knee "just kept swelling and swelling." After an MRI, surgery was decided on.
He says he's "just trying to do what's best for my body and what's best for me in the future."
Westbrook initially hurt his knee during Game 2 of the Thunder's first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets last season. He underwent surgery for a torn meniscus in April, then had another surgery just before the season to remove a loose staple left over from the first surgery.
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