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Wizards: Russell Westbrook to miss a week with quad injury

Wizards guard Russell Westbrook

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 08: Russell Westbrook #4 of the Washington Wizards looks on during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 08, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Russell Westbrook strained his right quad while playing for the Rockets in the bubble.

Now, he’s out with with a left-quad injury.

Wizards release:

Wizards guard Russell Westbrook is expected to miss the next week of play with a left quadriceps injury, suffered due to repeated contact to the area since the beginning of the season. He will be re-evaluated at the end of the week.

Already 2-8, Washington keeps stacking problems – near- and far-term. Bradley Beal is out due to contact tracing. Thomas Bryant is done for the season with a torn ACL. And now Westbrook is sidelined.

Westbrook has generally struggled this season (while still posting four triple-doubles). He’s just not getting to the rim nearly enough, which has left him taking far too many inefficient jumpers.

Hopefully, he’ll get right during this week off and regain his first step.

But Westbrook is also 32. These types of problems become more common at his age – which is even a bigger deal considering the two years and $91,274,624 left on his contract after this season.