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07:17 AM ET 10.30 | Oklahoma Thunder star Russell Westbrook may be back sooner than anyone had expected. [Westbrook] has made significant progress in his recovery from a second surgical procedure on his knee and could return to the Thunder's lineup within two weeks, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Thunder issued an original timetable of six to eight weeks from Wednesday's opening night for Westbrook, but barring an unforeseen setback he could be back in the lineup by mid-November. Westbrook began participating in Thunder practice sessions and has impressed everyone with his explosion and fast return to form, sources said. ... Westbrook averaged 23.2 points, 7.4 assists and 5.2 rebounds last season. Before the injury, he hadn't missed a game in his five-year NBA career.

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October 30, 2013  08:21 AM ET

I had heard reports that he was ahead of schedule, so this is a good sign. Good morning all.

October 30, 2013  08:24 AM ET

Come To LA, Bro.

October 30, 2013  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I had heard reports that he was ahead of schedule, so this is a good sign. Good morning all.

It's a good sign but they should still not rush him back. Maybe they should stick w/ the schedule even if he is way ahead. You want him back better then before especially w/ a second surgery.

October 30, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I had heard reports that he was ahead of schedule, so this is a good sign. Good morning all.

Morning Sooner - Good news for you team and hope he's back just as strong or stronger...

October 30, 2013  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I had heard reports that he was ahead of schedule, so this is a good sign. Good morning all.

Hopefully he's learned a thing or two about team ball from watching.

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October 30, 2013  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

It's a good sign but they should still not rush him back. Maybe they should stick w/ the schedule even if he is way ahead. You want him back better then before especially w/ a second surgery.

I would hate for others on here to start calling him 'Derrick Rose 2' or something...so, if he can come back ready to play in 2 or even 3 weeks and still be as strong on his knee as before the injury, I will be happy. Time will tell.

October 30, 2013  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This. Exactly.

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October 30, 2013  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Morning Sooner - Good news for you team and hope he's back just as strong or stronger...

Me too CC...time will tell.

October 30, 2013  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Morning Sooner - Good news for you team and hope he's back just as strong or stronger...

Good morning to you sir.

October 30, 2013  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This. Exactly.

Good morning MMA.

October 30, 2013  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Hopefully he's learned a thing or two about team ball from watching.

I hope he has also...he seemed to pick up on some things by watching during the playoffs last season. We shall see. OKC definately needs his agressiveness to be sucessful though...I sure hope he doesn't lose that in the process.

October 30, 2013  10:28 AM ET

It'll be interesting to see how he plays after 2 surgeries. My guess is it'll take him a good 20-25?games before he's fully 100%.

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October 30, 2013  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

It'll be interesting to see how he plays after 2 surgeries. My guess is it'll take him a good 20-25?games before he's fully 100%.

I hope you are wrong..because the second surgery was only a minor knee clean-up procedure...we shall see though...nice win by the Lakers last night, by the way....congrats to your team.

October 30, 2013  11:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

It's a good sign but they should still not rush him back. Maybe they should stick w/ the schedule even if he is way ahead. You want him back better then before especially w/ a second surgery.

Exactly...

October 30, 2013  11:58 AM ET

They must follow the schedule, then rest for about 2-3 weeks..
He has still a lot of time to cope.

October 30, 2013  12:30 PM ET

They should sit him out for the season to make sure that he's healed.

October 30, 2013  02:05 PM ET

Haste make waste. Think he should have heed the words of D. Rose, "don't rush it!"

 
October 30, 2013  06:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

It'll be interesting to see how he plays after 2 surgeries. My guess is it'll take him a good 20-25?games before he's fully 100%.

... if ever.

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