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NBA Injury Analysis: Westbrook Returns

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Goran Dragic

It was a tough opening week for Dragic. In Phoenix's second game of the season he was hit in the face and the resulting swelling disrupted his vision. He was in the lineup the following game but was once again an early departure after suffering a left ankle sprain. Dragic has sprained this ankle multiple times throughout his career but it has never cost him a game. However, the latest injury is being described as a mild to moderate sprain, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out one, if not both, of the games in Phoenix's upcoming back-to-back set starting Tuesday against New Orleans. He will be a risky play in weekly leagues, though it appears he shouldn't miss a significant amount of time.

Russell Westbrook

The Thunder guard was back on the court Sunday after missing just two games recovering from his second surgery on his right knee. He suffered the initial injury during the playoffs last season, tearing his latera

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