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01:40  08 may  2019
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Thunder's Russell Westbrook, Paul George undergo surgery© Getty MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 01: Russell Westbrook #0 and Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in action against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on February 1, 2019 in Miami, Florida. 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 Mark Brown/Getty Images) The Oklahoma City Thunder were hamstrung by serious injuries to their star tandem of Russell Westbrook and Paul George during a brief playoff run that resulted in a first-round exit.

Westbrook underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in a finger on his left hand. He also underwent another surgery to clean up some issues with his right knee.

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While Westbrook should be good to go for training camp, George is another story. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Royce Young, the MVP candidate underwent rotator cuff surgery to repair a partially torn tendon in his right shoulder. The expectation here is that George will miss at least the start of camp.

The two insiders also noted that George will soon go under the knife to fix a tear in the labrum of his left shoulder.

This could potentially explain why Oklahoma City struggled down the stretch. The team lost 13 of its final 22 regular season games before dropping in the first round to Portland in five games.

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Russell Westbrook, Paul George both undergo surgeries after playing hurt.
Russell Westbrook dealt with significant pain in his left hand for approximately six weeks before the Thunder were eliminated from the postseason, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports. Westbrook, who shot 36% from the field during the opening round, and fellow All-Star Paul Georgeunderwent surgical procedures this week. Westbrook had a ligament repaired in his left hand as well as arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. George had a tendon repaired in his right shoulder and will soon undergo surgery to address a small labrum tear in his left shoulder.

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