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Thunder guard Westbrook has surgery for facial fracture

LOS ANGELES -- Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook underwent facial surgery Saturday and will miss at least one game and perhaps more, the team said. Westbrook, the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, had a successful procedure to address a fracture to the zygomatic arch of his right cheek. The procedure was performed by Dr. John Joseph Rehm and Dr. Jason Hamilton at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute in Los Angeles. Thunder medical personnel also were on hand. A statement from the team said Westbrook would not play in Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers and would be re-evaluated during the week. Oklahoma City hosts Philadelphia on Wednesday and visits Chicago on ...

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