OKLAHOMA CITY- Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook needs surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, a blow to the Western Conference top seeds' NBA playoff hopes. The Thunder said Friday that Westbrook was injured in game two of their first-round series against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, and will have surgery in the coming days. He will be sidelined indefinitely. "Our players' health is our first and foremost concern," Thunder general manager Sam Presti said. "The Thunder's medical team and several specialists we consulted with determined that Russell undergo a procedure to address the issue. We have thoroughly discussed this with Russell. "Despite being the competitor and teammate that he is, he respects and understands the decision and is committed to come back even stronger." –AFP